Our vision is to deliver a great Games that will recognise, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. GC2018 will leave a lasting and meaningful legacy through: employment and training; procurement; showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures; building a culturally capable workforce and providing authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural experiences for GC2018 and beyond.
This RAP has been developed in consultation with members of the Yugambeh language group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland.
As the first of its kind for a major event and for a Commonwealth Games, this RAP provides a unique opportunity. It also provides a guiding framework for other Commonwealth Games host nations to show leadership towards reconciliation with their First Peoples.
The Artwork Story
WITH SHARED VISION
TOGETHER IN UNITY
WE MOVE FORWARD WITH ENERGY
AND LEAVE OUR LEGACY
The journey begins with a vision, a vision for a reconciled Australia, where we gain strength in the knowledge and respect we share with one another. Learning from the truth of our past, we look to the future with excitement and energy for all it can bring. Strong in culture and purpose, our energy sustains us on the journey where united as a nation we take small steps together, leaving behind a legacy for all that follow of a reconciled and vibrant future.
Lead artist and designer on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games RAP artwork Jenna Lee is a proud Larrakia woman from the Brisbane based Indigenous creative agency Gilimbaa. Jenna Lee’s artistic practice is strongly influenced by her heritage as she takes inspiration from traditional artwork styles, drawing on the rich artistic practices of her Larrakia ancestors.