- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Nuunuckle - Nughie people, Quandamooka
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Moreton Bay region
- Acquisition date
- September 04, 1995
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Australian Council of Trade Unions
- H: W: L: D: Circum:
Colour poster, 710 x 430mm, 'Discrimination at Work is an Industrial Issue'. Dominated by a painting by Nuuna, a female artist of the Nuunuckle-Nughie people of the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) region - a snake encircles a large rectangle, within which is the caption lettering; a stylised sun is in the upper right corner with long radiating flares; and a series of concentric circles composed of white and yellow dots and red lines is placed on the left, near the middle of the painting's length. It is interpreted as: 'The serpent represents a cultural awareness. The circle represents unity amongst all races, religions and sexes. The sun empowers our spiritual energy to help bring unity into balance. Unity is the vision of the future whether at work, home or in the community.'
Posters 40127 to 40129 are a series of three anti-discrimination / anti-racism posters selected from the 'Bold Type' poster-art competition and exhibition conducted by the Queensland Branch of the ACTU, which was only open to Queensland based indigenous artists. All the entries and the winning poster series werer launched at the Queenslan Museum on 3 August 1995.