Drawing Us Together

25 May, 2023 at 4 PM-11 August, 2023 at 5 PM

Salamander Bay Square is on Worimi country, we pay our respect to the traditional owners , their elders past & present, and value their care and custodianship o f these lands.

In honour of NAIDOC Week 2023, we will again partner with our local primary schools to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across the community. The Drawing Us Together initiative now in it's fourth year, is a celebration of indigenous culture through the creation of a children’s story book written by Indigenous authors and illustrated by local school students.

We are delighted to have partnered with author, Bianca Stawiarski a Badimaya (Badimia) and Ukrainian woman, to write this years short story. The story, Gami Winda and Dyindi-Dyndi is about listening and connecting to country and discovering the stories of your elders. Joined by our local primary schools, students were asked to submit a series of artwork to be featured as the illustrations within the story book. 

The artwork of our 72 finalists will be on display in centre from 25 June - 16 July and we’ll need your help to decide on the final illustrations to be included in the book! 

To lodge your vote for your favourite illustration, simply find the exhibition in centre, located near Kmart, scan the QR code and then fill out the registration form which lets you select which school and piece of artwork you’d like to see featured in the story book. It’s as easy as visiting us in centre to vote, share and support your local schools!

Participating schools include:

Anna Bay Public School
Shoal Bay Public School
Soldiers Bay Public School

Terms and conditions apply.