We brought the bush to the bus
December 15, 2016 | Indigenous
Viscopy coordinated the permissions and licence agreement with Tjala Arts for the adaption of an original painting onto a double-decker bus for the South Australian Government in celebration of NAIDOC Week.
The painting, Seven Sisters, is a creation story (Tjukurpa) that explains the star constellations of Pleiades and Orion for the Anangu people. The artwork was a collaborative painting by the women of the Ken family – Tjungkara Ken, Maringka Tunkin, Yaritji Young, Freda Brady and Melvina Young – artists from Amata community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The Ken family work with the Tjala Arts Centre.
The artwork was commissioned by the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to wrap the Adelaide Airport Jet Express bus. Operating hourly during weekday peak travel times, the JetExpress bus toured key city attractions and locations in Adelaide.
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