Aboriginal artist Simone Thomson captures Merri Health’s reconciliation journey in new artwork

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Published July 10 2022

As NAIDOC Week comes to an end, we want to continuously recognise and celebrate the rich culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Merri Health is honoured that Simone Thomson crafted our new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) artwork telling a beautiful story about our commitment to reconciliation.

Simone Thomson is a proud Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta Traditional Owner through her mother. Her inspiration comes from her spiritual connection to Country and the rich colours and textures of the earth and sky.

In an evening sky, Bunjil flies across a crystal moon staring out over country, his great creation... The moon represents Merri Health’s commitment to shine a light on Reconciliation at all times of the day and night.”

Reconciliation in building a very strong tomorrow – Ngi-a-Gat Balit-Djak Yirramboi.

Read the beautiful story behind the artwork here.