As part of their commitment to work with First Nations Peoples and communities, Oxfam Australia worked with Ntaria Design and Latoya Fly, a 16 year old Western Arrarnta artist from Ntaria/Hermannsburg to design a special commission for new artwork for their foyer in the head office, on Wurundjeri country. Latoya’s design work is now being represented and implemented across their social media channels and their First People’s Program materials.
Facilitating this work was a huge honour, being able to work with my previous employer and my former student – while promoting the importance and value of Aboriginal representation within communication design.
Oxfam has been working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities for over 47 years and I’m proud to be able to support Latoya and Ntaria Design in taking Western Arrarnta design to the national stage and to work with such a powerful organisation. While there’s more work than ever to be done to challenge injustice, fix broken systems, and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ right to self-determination, I hope to be able to share more of Latoya’s work with Oxfam Australia in the future.