As a proud partner of HSBC’s Reconciliation Action Plan, KARI were honoured to be a part of HSBC’s recent virtual customer event in partnership with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA.) The event included an exploration of renowned community artist ‘Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home’ exhibition led by Katina Davidson, Acting Curator of Indigenous Australian Art, QAGOMA. Followed by a conversation about HSBC’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.
KARI’s own Troy Dargan and Walter Mumbler were invited to speak to HSBC customers on the importance of KARI’s Cultural Unit programs for Out of Home Care youth, ensuring they have a connection with culture and returning to Country. They spoke about the role traditional and modern Aboriginal art and artefacts play with Aboriginal people’s connection to country. KARI’s Cultural Unit prides itself on providing appropriate Cultural Care Plans to Out of Home Care youth, allowing young people to feel connected to their culture and community.
Walter Mumbler, who has transitioned from KARI’s Out of Home Care into full time employment within KARI, shared his journey and how KARI’s programs have shaped his future to now be working within the Cultural Unit team.
The KARI Singer’s Director Blake Ralph and member Joshua Kalaw provided virtual entertainment for the event, performing an acoustic rendition of Yothu Yindi’s ‘Djapana