In April 2021, IPAA ACT commissioned an artwork from local Indigenous artist, Sarah Richards. Sarah's brief was to create a piece that represents a core IPAA purpose - to build connections.
The royal bluebell’s yellow centre represents IPAA ACT and the sectors coming together, the royal bluebell petals represent each of the sectors and the outside of the royal bluebell represents the ACT community. Surrounded on the outside by IPAA QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, NT, WA, SA to represent their connection to IPAA ACT but also connection to the Australian community.
Sarah is a Ngiyampaa woman born on Gadigal land (Sydney) who grew up on Wiradjuri (Griffith) and Yugambeh (Gold Coast) country before moving down to Ngunnawal country in 2012. Since she was a young child, she loved to be creative, particularly through painting. In 2018, she turned her passion from a hobby into a small business and created Marrawuy Journeys. In Sarah's ancestors’ language of the Wongaibon people, Marrawuy (Mar-ra-way) means Red Kangaroo. Marrawuy Journeys is a Supply Nation registered, 100% Aboriginal owned business with a vision of healing as individuals so we can heal as a country.
Further details about Sarah and her art can be found on her website - www.mjourneys.com.au.