Dieri painter Mandy Tuipulotu has joined us as an artist-in-residence with a temporary studio in our foyer.
We have a selection of paintings and handicrafts on display and for sale from Better World Arts.
Santos is celebrating NAIDOC Week, being held across Australia from 1-8 July, recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We’re especially pleased that Dieri painter Mandy Tuipulotu has joined us for the week as an artist-in-residence, and has a temporary studio in our foyer.
Mandy, who is a Director of the Dieri Aboriginal Corporation, presented Santos CEO David Knox with one of her paintings in 2011 at the signing of the cultural heritage management plan recognising the significance of traditional owners in the management and protection of cultural heritage in the Dieri native title claim area of the Cooper Basin.
We also have a selection of paintings and handicrafts on display from Better World Arts, a local award-winning company dedicated to promoting the work of traditional artists and craftspeople from around the world, that are available for purchase.
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated by all Australians.
Santos is committed, through its Aboriginal Engagement Policy, to achieving enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with the Aboriginal communities in which we operate.
For more information about NAIDOC Week, visit www.naidoc.org.au
Indigenous, South Australia