Leading up to NAIDOC week, Valour have been working with local First Nations artist Tarni Jane to bring her artwork to life.
Tarni Jane is a proud Wiradjuri and Mununjali Woman who teaches at La Perouse Public School. Valour have had the pleasure to build a connection with Tarni and turn her artwork into a hoodie that teachers at her school can wear in support of NAIDOC; helping to bring the teachers, community and elders in the area together to build a stronger relationship.
Central to Valour’s purpose is how school and sports uniforms cultivate equality; breaking down social and cultural walls. Working with Tarni to develop a garment to inspire reunion, understanding and building respectful relationships creates a sense of pride for the Valour team.
Tarni’s indigenous design represents strength, community and reconciliation. With blue waves representing our connection to the ocean; upon which we rely for food, healing and knowledge. The different shades of brown concentric circles embody the various people within the community coming together to support one another, while the circles are used to convey strength in unity.
Central to the design, the middle circle represents our children, who we love and nurture while the ‘U’ shape symbols represent the core community members, advocating for our young First Nations children.
Inspired by Tarni’s design, Valour have incorporated the design into their signature for NAIDOC week and would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians from the Darug/Dharug land upon which out business now lies.