Charmaine Mumbulla, a proud Kaurna and Narungga woman, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
Ms Mumbulla’s artwork ‘Awaken’ was judged by the National NAIDOC Committee to have best captured the spirit of the 2019 NAIDOC theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future.
“Awaken” depicts an early dawn light rising over Uluru, symbolising continued spiritual and unbroken connection to the land. The circles at the base of Uluru represent the historic gathering in May 2017 of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, who adopted the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Ms Mumbulla said that she hoped her artwork plays an important part in a national discussion towards the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander people in this country.
Ms Mumbulla has a background as a lawyer as well as in education and graphic design. She runs a creative agency called Mumbulla Creative.
Free copies of the 2019 National NAIDOC Poster are available through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s regional network.
Visit the NAIDOC website to find out more about this year’s artwork and winning artist Charmaine Mumbulla and to download a digital copy of the 2019 National NAIDOC Poster.