The Albury branch has received a colourful and culturally significant addition with a painting from award-winning Aboriginal artist David Dunn that reflects CVGT Australia’s relationship with community.
David delivered the artwork to branch manager Lisa O’Dea this week.
Lisa said the artwork would be hung in the front section of the branch, which will enable it to be enjoyed by visitors and job seekers.
“The artist says the painting signifies the relationship between CVGT and its community,” Lisa said.
The Wiradjuri artist described the painting as: “The colours of sky embodies equality and the bringing together of everyone in the community. The three trees represent knowledge, wisdom and fertility – the support and advice CVGT offers clients, the rich earth that provides bountiful produce. The Murray River is filled with platypus, turtles and Murray Cod, which are all native to the Albury area. The white circle with U shapes indicates career coaches with jobseekers and the central table symbolises CVGT bringing together jobseekers and employers.”
Rhonda Penney, CVGT Indigenous Communities Liaison Officer, said strengthening the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples was important to the communities within which CVGT Australia’s staff live and work.
The artwork will be on display this week.