Artist Bobbi Lockyer. Photo courtesy naidoc.org.au
The National NAIDOC Committee released the official 2023 NADICOC Week poster earlier this week.
The winner of the poster competition is Bobbi Lockyer, a proud Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru artist, born and based on Kariyarra Country in Port Hedland.
The National NAIDOC Week Poster is an iconic feature of National NAIDOC Week, and has a rich and significant history beginning in the 1960s when the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) first began producing posters.
In an email to Community this week, the National NAIDOC Secretariat said Bobbi’s artwork, For Our Elders, is a heart-warming piece that pays tribute to our Elders.
“With this year’s poster design, I really just wanted to honour all our Elders and I started sketching straight away thinking who could I put on this poster, but then I realised I didn’t want to just put a specific Elder because all our Elders are equally important and are integral to our lives,” said Bobbi.
The National NAIDOC Committee thanked the many deadly artists who entered into this year’s National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition, and would like to strongly encourage them to enter the competition next year.
Co-Chair, Dr Lynette Riley said “Each year, judging and selecting the artwork is one of the toughest jobs of the National NAIDOC Committee as there is so much talent amongst all our Mob!”
Visit the NAIDOC website now to get a copy of the poster, download a colouring-in version, or free social media tiles, and don’t forget to share how you are going to celebrate NAIDOC Week!
The posters will also be available through select Kmart and Target stores from early June.