Harry Alfred Pitt is a Torres Strait Islander man and this year’s successful artist behind the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster competition. Harry is currently studying Visual Art and Graphic Design and is the first person in his family to go to university. His preferred style is sketching but through his studies Harry’s style continues to evolve as he experiments with different art media.
The National NAIDOC theme for 2014 is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond and Mr Pitt’s winning entry captured this cleverly and beautifully. Mr Pitt’s concept for the poster depicts three brothers with their land behind them and the horizon before them. Their Elders are reflected in the water, giving the brothers the strength to overcome what lies over the horizon.
For his art, Harry draws inspiration from life events, big or small and from his family. Upon hearing of being the winner of this year’s NAIDOC Poster competition, Harry said “I was so excited and I wanted to scream it out and tell everyone but I couldn’t because it was meant to be a secret so I held it in”.
When asked about future goals, Harry’s dream is to have his work on exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW and to one day enter the Archibald Prize.
To order the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster and or products, contact your Regional Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Regional Office only received a small amount of merchandise leading up to NAIDOC Week.