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Our Future, Together NAIDOC 2024 Black Long Handle Cotton Tote Bag

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This year’s theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.

Our NAIDOC Week 2024 collection features our talented collaborating artists' reflection on and response to this year's theme. Each artist’s unique vision is a testament to the diversity of ways we celebrate Culture, Identity and Knowledge. Their rich artworks tell an individual and collective story that we are proud to share. 

Printed by our team right here in Meanjin, we are proud to support local jobs and training and to keep as much of our production as possible on shore. This bag is perfect for carrying everything you need for as long as you need it. Whether you're heading to the beach or running errands, this bag will do it all. Features sturdy cotton construction and long handles.

“This year's theme celebrates the unyielding spirit of our communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced. The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of Indigenous cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced.” - National NAIDOC Committee 2024

Product: Tote Bag
Dimensions: 46Wx37H, Width Bottom Gusset 12cm
Washing: Cold machine wash with similar colours
Story: Our Future, Together
Artist: Merindah-Gunya

 

 

Our Future, Together - NAIDOC 2024

When I was creating this artwork for NAIDOC 2024, I had a very clear vision of what I wanted the story to be for the piece. The theme 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud' means a lot of different things to different people. For me, I see this as a very strong and powerful theme to highlight that we (Indigenous people) need to be strong, loud and proud, now more than ever. We need to keep the conversation going, about not only our past, but our future. I believe that everyone has a role to play to achieve true Reconciliation.

The artwork tells a story about the past, present and the future. It shows three journey lines and three full meeting places, one for each of those times. We often get carried away and forget what our goal is. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strong and powerful and I hope that this theme allows them to feel that, if they were not already. For non-Indigenous people, I hope that they can wear this artwork to show their support and respect for my people.