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Guiding Light NAIDOC 2024 Rose Bamboo (Simpson) Unisex Polo Shirt

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

Our NAIDOC Week 2024 Polo 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. 

These soft, breathable polo shirts are made from sustainably grown bamboo and have a high sun protection factor of UPF50+. A more subtle take on our classic polo, they feature contrast panels running down the sides and inner collar. Available in fitted and unisex styles that showcase the vibrant First Nations artwork created especially for the 2024 theme.

“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: Polo Bamboo Unisex
Style: Simpson
Materials: 100% Bamboo Polyester UPF 50+
Washing: Cold machine wash with similar colours
Story: Our Future, Together
Artist: Merindah-Gunya

  

Guiding Light - NAIDOC 2024

 'Guiding Light' is a painting about strength, perseverance and a tribute to the strong community Caitlyn is lucky to be surrounded by. This year's NAIDOC theme of, 'Keep the Fire Burning, Blak, Loud and Proud' is represented throughout this painting. There are four campsites across this painting that each represent a community/place Caity feels or has felt immense strength and pride from. All of these places are connected through a journey line as they are all elements of Caitlyn's life that are connected to each other. Broken Hill and Adelaide are represented at the top and bottom of the canvas. She feels the strength and presence of Broken Hill every time she is with her father and is fortunate and proud to live on Kaurna country. The right campsite represents a previous school community she was a part of and pays respect to the deep connections she built and still has with many of the Aboriginal students and families there. The left campsite is representative of the community Caitlyn has yet to build and is a symbol of what she wants to create with her psychology career in the future. The little person facing Caitlyn, represents her son, Dusty. Within the centre of the painting, you can see four people represented and one star. Caitlyn wanted to pay tribute to three special mentors in her life, who have taught her to always be proud, strong and to remember that our fire was never put out. One of these people is represented through a star as they have passed away but their influence and guidance will always be felt by Caitlyn throughout her life. The river is seen throughout this painting and represents the Barka and the strength and connection Caitlyn feels to it. This painting is a reminder that after everything we have been through, the light and spark within us still shines bright. Caitlyn has been fortunate to learn and grow from leaders who show her their light and fire in everything they do. The fire within us can never put out, we are forever 'Blak, Loud and Proud.'

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Caitlyn Davies-Plummer

Barkindji Woman

Caitlyn is an up and coming contemporary artist who uses her art to connect with her Country and culture. Learn more