NATIONAL NAIDOC COMMITTEE MEDIA RELEASE
Winner of the 2015 National NAIDOC Poster Competition announced
Elaine Chambers, a proud Kuku Yalangi/Koa Aboriginal woman from Brisbane, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
As the winner, Ms Chambers will have her artwork, titled: We all stand on Sacred Ground, displayed on the 2015 National NAIDOC Poster and receive a $5,000 cash prize. The poster will be distributed across the country to promote NAIDOC Week 2015, which runs from 5-12 July.
Artists entering the competition were asked to submit an artwork which represented their interpretation of this year’s NAIDOC theme - We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.
There was a great response to this year’s competition. While we received more than 120 great entries, the Committee was unanimous in its selection of Ms Chambers’ artwork.
Ms Chambers’ artwork features four sets of feet standing on sacred ground. The most prominent set of feet are that of her father, Charlie Chambers Snr, who Ms Chambers says “hands down information to us about the sacred grounds we stand on”.
National NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair, Anne Martin, said “to me the depiction of the feet represents our families and communities standing together, strong and united on Country”.
Co-Chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell congratulate Ms Chambers on her winning entry and thank all the talented artists who submitted their artwork in this year’s competition. “We really appreciate the work that the artists have put into their pieces.” Mr Mitchell said.