A number of exciting art projects are set to bring culture and colour to life at WesCEF over coming months.
The artwork projects include a new large-scale mural set to grace the walls of Kwinana’s Ammonia/AN building, public artworks outside the new Kleenheat Donaldson Road Depot, and new Acknowledgement of Country signage and Noongar language poles at five WesCEF locations.
WesCEF’s Aboriginal Development Consultant and Yamatji Noongar woman, Noelene Mantellato, said art was a great way to visually promote cultural connections on our sites and support Aboriginal engagement in the workplace.
“Having culturally connected artworks on our sites not only provides a welcoming place and sense of connection for our Aboriginal employees, it also enhances the knowledge, understanding and respect of all employees for the culture and values of Aboriginal people,” Noelene said.
“The new signage and poles, in particular, will be visual messages of welcome to our sites that will help to create respect and acknowledgement of culture, recognise that we work on Noongar country and give our Aboriginal employees a sense of cultural wellbeing.
“We are so privileged and excited to be working with some incredible and respected local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists through these projects, including Ross Scotland, Jade Dolman, Sharyn Egan and Tyrown Waigana.
“Not only will these artworks bring a bit more life and colour to our buildings, they are a great opportunity for our employees to engage culturally together and develop respectful relationships.”
The new signage and poles will be completed later this year.