AbSec News

The Aboriginal Knowledge Circle will be advising the NSW Government on matters surrounding Aboriginal child protection and aims to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal children and families. To do this, the initiative needed a logo to represent the children and families it will be advocating for across the state.

Earlier in the year, AbSec ran a logo design competition to help put together a logo for the Aboriginal Knowledge Circle, one that will represent all of us. The two winning entries were to receive an Apple iPad, valued at up to $750, as well as each entrant receiving a letter from The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services to congratulate them on their work.

We were blown away by the response to the competition with a huge number of high-quality entries. They were incredibly thoughtful, representing the ideas of so many talented Aboriginal artists out there, making it extremely tough for the independent judging panel to select the winners. We want to thank each and every child that submitted artwork, your hard work did not go unnoticed.

The competition was judged by a panel of Aboriginal Knowledge Circle representatives that chose the winners of each category. The judging was anonymous, with the winning entries being those that best captured the theme.

Tyla Balzan

Artwork title: Connected to Families

A proud young Wiradjuri boy, Tyla was the primary school student winner. His artwork represents the Aboriginal Knowledge Circle and Aboriginal families. He would like to see Aboriginal families get the help they need and be safe.

Darren Quinlan

Artwork title: Aboriginal children and family feeling safe and protected

The high school student winner was Darren, a proud Dunghutti boy. The meaning behind Darren’s painting was about the importance of Aboriginal children and families being protected from various problems in life while being supported by family, friends and Aboriginal organisations, strengthening families and communities.

Darren Quinlan with winning artwork