NSWEC launches new artwork

Artwork by Jordan Lovegrove
Artist: Jordan Lovegrove, Ngarrindjeri

As part of NAIDOC week the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) has launched new artwork that will feature on all future information resources and materials targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander electors. The artwork was developed by Jordan Lovegrove from the Ngarrindjeri Nation and represents the voting experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.

The waratah flower is the emblem of NSW; and the blue background colour aligns with the corporate colours of the NSWEC. The pathway running through the middle represents the different areas where people come from to vote, the kangaroo prints along each side of the pathway represent the journey some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to vote and the white dots outside each kangaroo print signify they have a special purpose, inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to have our say in NSW elections.

The NSWEC recently convened an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference group where the artwork was first presented. The reference group was formed to provide guidance to the NSWEC in relation to providing electoral resources and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander electors.

The NSWEC works closely with reference group members and their organisations to ensure that barriers to accessibility to voting, elections and enrolment are identified and solutions to these barriers are reflected in the NSWEC's programs and services.

The reference group members listed below will continue to work together in strategic partnerships to increase participation in enrolment and promote a united message that focuses on the power of voting.

Over the coming months the existing information resources and a number of new resources will be published with the new branding and design.