July 12 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artwork 2017

On Wednesday 5th of March Next Step launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artwork at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.

The launch included a traditional welcome to country and  dance from the Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers, speeches, launch of the artwork video and unveiling of the artwork before ending with a traditional dance from the Keriba Mabaigal Torres Strait Islander Dancers.


The idea behind the artwork is 6 young people were taken on an artistic and cultural retreat to Minjeribah, North Stradbroke Island, home of the Quandamooka people. During this time the ideas and stories of the young people were translated to art.

The launch itself was a huge success and showcased the journey of our young artists and how the new marketing material will assist to better engage and reach out to more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people across QLD as part of our Next Step Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy.

The event went well and included  the involvement of Life Without Barriers Chief Executive Claire Robbs which offered an opportunity for our young artists and guests to meet with Claire and the Next Step team.

Pictured above: Young person Demi Law co-creator of the Artwork

Pictured above: Malay Jacobs Co- creator of the Artwork

Pictured above: Taz Clay Co-Creator of the Artwork


You can also find the Art work video on YouTube at the link below for promotion:



Next Step Aftercare are currently taking orders for limited edition prints of the artwork (attached) with all proceeds going to the 6 young people involved.



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