The partnership will see a total of 50,000 hardcopies of the 2019 National NAIDOC poster distributed through Woolworths supermarkets across the country. Woolworths supermarkets will display and provide the posters to customers free of charge.
National NAIDOC Committee Co-Chairs Patricia Thompson and John Paul Janke welcomed the commitment by the Woolworths Group to support the week via poster distribution:
“We are thrilled to partner with the Woolworths Group this year to unlock the potential of NAIDOC Week and help provide Australians with a greater understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our diverse cultures and our rich history,” they jointly said.
This year’s National NAIDOC Poster features artwork by Kaurna and Narungga artist, Charmaine Mumbulla. Titled Awaken the artwork 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.
NAIDOC posters have been used to celebrate and promote NAIDOC Week since the late 1960s and rose to national prominence in the 1970s with the establishment of the Indigenous rights movement.
This year around 100,000 posters will be distributed nationally to schools, kindergartens and universities to Government departments, corporations, community organisations and shopping centres.
Copies of the 2019 National NAIDOC poster are also 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.
NAIDOC Week 2019 will be held from 7-14 July with the theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future.
Media contact: National NAIDOC Secretariat, NAIDOC@pmc.gov.au