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​Wirrwul by Katie Ward/Warakurna Artists

Celebrated from 27 May to 3 June each year, this year's reconciliation message was Don't Keep History a Mystery.

To acknowledge Reconciliation Week, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries coordinates the Street Banner Project which promotes reconciliation through banners sponsored by organisations, that are placed in prominent locations across Western Australia.

The project has been running since 2011 with the support of a growing number of organisations. This year, over 115 organisations are involved in sponsoring 335 reconciliation banners. The project has expanded to include metropolitan and regional local governments.

The artwork chosen for this year's design is by Katie Ward (Warakurna Artists) titled Wirrwul. The artwork depicts the landscape and lakes of Wirrwul (Lake Blair), about 100 kilometres out of Patjarr.

It's a special place for Katie and her family and they often visit to maintain and care for the land. This artwork was displayed at the Revealed Art Exhibition.

The Reconciliation Week design was also displayed on Yagan Square's digital tower. Thanks to all local governments that got involved. 

Page reviewed 30 July 2019