Now in its ninth year, the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project promotes reconciliation by partnering with local councils and sponsors to display beautifully designed reconciliation banners in prominent locations throughout Western Australia.
National Reconciliation Week is celebrated each year across Australia from 27 May to 3 June and encourages a greater understanding of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements. The theme this year is ‘In This Together’.
In 2019, the project saw 417 banners displayed in 17 local government areas with 120 sponsoring organisations. This year the number of banners has grown to over 500.
The 2020 banner design features stunning artwork by WA Aboriginal artist, Tee Jay Worrigal. Mr Worrigal was born in Derby and raised at Yiyili on Gooniyandi country and now lives in Perth. He was taught to paint by many elders in his family and sees his
art practice as an important way to pass on knowledge and continuing cultural tradition. His works reference the burning of country, rebirth, regrowth and beauty.
The graphic design is by WA Aboriginal designer Jilalga Murray. Ms Murray is a Nyangumarta and Yorta Yorta woman who now resides and works on Noongar country.
The department invites organisations keen to promote their commitment to reconciliation to sponsor a banner(s). Banners start at just $350 and will feature the artwork, this year’s reconciliation message and the organisation logo. The banners
can be an integral activity to include in your organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
Sponsors will also be invited to attend a launch event at the Art Gallery of Western Australia to celebrate the project and Reconciliation Week.
To be involved, all you need to do is complete the sponsorship application form and the department will do the rest.