Always was, always will be

Image credit: Tjala Women’s Collaborative

Like a lot of celebrations, NAIDOC week looks a little different this year. While the pandemic has obviously impacted things, there are still so many exhibitions on around the country as well as online content to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Some links to enjoy:

The Artists And Designers With 65,000 + Years Of Experience
Ngugi woman, artist and weaver Elisa Carmichael shares her unique insights into how the skills of First Nations artists and designers are currently being utilised in the design and creative industries, and her hopes for the future.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Each year the Awards showcase a wide variety of contemporary two and three-dimensional artworks from right across the country and this year, the gallery is available to tour virtually on desktop or augmented reality on mobile.

A full-service creative agency specialising in strategic and connected communication. They are driven by the power and process of storytelling and the role this plays in the education and celebration of culture and community.

Blackfulla Bookclub
A First Nations thinking platform and initiative by Merinda Dutton and Teela Reid.

Always was, always will be.

Have good week folks!

Resource of the Week

I’ll admit I rarely buy design books. As someone who moves around so much, they are a pain to carry and I already have three boxes of them in my parent’s attic. Does that stop me from window shopping everything I want on my imaginary Vitra shelves? No, not at all. If you’re like me and enjoy an internet hole of researching authors and designers, Victionary is a nice place to hang out these days.

Book look

Lucky Dip Links

So many incredible images and videos of street celebrations in NYC after the US election results were announced this past weekend. There’s a long way to go, but it finally feels like we can exhale and start moving forward again.

Shot by Cris Mascort

Quarantine bread making just hit a whole new level for the average Sydney-sider. The Bread Cult is a (now-not-so) secret society of bread worshippers, guiding you through your first loaf with their sacred Bread Cult kit.

See thy kit

Candid Classifieds

  • Kat Bak is available for remote (or Melbourne/Geelong) UX design roles. Part or full-time.

  • Helen Lee is looking for branding and graphic design work specifically seeking clients/organizations with a focus on good social impact or community-building.

  • Esme is a Graphic Designer based in London, currently working for a design studio and as well as creative freelance projects.

You can submit a classifieds link here—it’s free! Conditions apply.

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