Regional artist sought to create ABC Radio Recognition of Country glass plaque

ABC Radio in Geraldton is seeking an Aboriginal artist from the region to create an original design for a glass plaque, which speaks to the traditional owners/country.

While there is no financial component, the chosen artist will be invited to have their name on the plaque, which will be displayed in the ABC’s Geraldton office. The ABC is committed to acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which its offices sit.

Recognition of Country plaques have been unveiled in all capital city headquarters and nine regional offices – Launceston (Tasmania),  Albany (WA), Alice Springs and Katherine (NT), Mildura, Shepparton and Wodonga (Victoria), Tamworth (NSW) and Toowoomba (Queensland).

The plaques were commissioned from Indigenous artists and local communities were consulted on appropriate wording and designs.

Once the plaque is installed, the local ABC team, Aboriginal leaders, Elders and other key community stakeholders will be invited to the unveiling where a Welcome to Country will be performed and the artist will be invited to speak about the design, or someone can speak on their behalf.

Bundiyarra has been asked to coordinate the sourcing of a suitable artist, so please spread the word and contact Donna Ronan at Bundiyarra on 9920 7900.

Your design must be sent to Donna Ronan by email: by Friday 24 June, 2016.

Pictures above are examples of previous designs, from Launceston, Tasmania and Albany WA.