Finding creative visual solutions for our clients is the cornerstone of our business. We were recently commissioned to develop an ‘object’ representing the Department for Families and Communities’ commitment to reconciliation. The ‘object’ was then to be included with a printed declaration of their commitment. Our idea involved weaving diverse cultural materials and techniques from Indigenous and non-indigenous sources as a symbolic gesture of working together.
We used indigenous materials such as: Sand Palm (from the Northern Territory), sedges (from Port Adelaide and Kingston SE), combined with handspun and raw merino wool (from the Adelaide Hills) and cotton. The indigenous techniques included traditional weaving (Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri) with crochet. To represent the land gum nut caps were included. The object (below) was beautifully crafted by Stephanie Gollan (of Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri descendant) following our design and art direction. Before it was professionally mounted and framed.