For Our Elders (NAIDOC 2023) - Unisex Socks
For Our Elders (NAIDOC 2023) - Unisex Socks
For Our Elders (NAIDOC 2023) - Unisex Socks
For Our Elders (NAIDOC 2023) - Unisex Socks

For Our Elders

The Zenadth Kes region is made up of five island groups, Top Western, Western, Eastern, Central and Inner Islands. This is represented by the five stars. Our Elders from past to present are also depicted in these stars, from the big star (past) to the small star (present day).

The other patterns represent different cultural knowledge, language and traditions that our Elders have passed on. Also the caring and nurturing from our Elders through our kinship system. We are seafaring people and often rely on the constellations as guides. Our Aboriginal elders also used the stars as a guide. The stars have a spiritual meaning, the homes of our ancestors, they also hold valuable information about season, optimum time to harvest and travel.

First Nation Elders used these constellations and have passed on their knowledge to the younger generation, which is represented in the rip curls, the flow of tides meaning the knowledge is passed on to the next generation. Sometimes we struggle against the currents but always our elders are there to help. Each curl represents the many different pathways that our Elders paved before our time; from Education (teachers, principals), Health (Health workers), Railway workers (set the record and paved pathway for careers), Maritime careers (skippers, divers etc), Public Service (community service) and Defence Force.

For our Elders, today we are grateful and appreciate their hard work, their advocacy for the advancement of today’s generation. Much Respect For Our Elders.

For Our Elders (NAIDOC 2023) - Unisex Socks

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Joel Sam

His work explores his personal engagement with Torres Strait Island culture and family stories through the processes of printmaking and sculpture.

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For Our Elders

The Zenadth Kes region is made up of five island groups, Top Western, Western, Eastern, Central and Inner Islands. This is represented by the five stars. Our Elders from past to present are also depicted in these stars, from the big star (past) to the small star (present day).

The other patterns represent different cultural knowledge, language and traditions that our Elders have passed on. Also the caring and nurturing from our Elders through our kinship system. We are seafaring people and often rely on the constellations as guides. Our Aboriginal elders also used the stars as a guide. The stars have a spiritual meaning, the homes of our ancestors, they also hold valuable information about season, optimum time to harvest and travel.

First Nation Elders used these constellations and have passed on their knowledge to the younger generation, which is represented in the rip curls, the flow of tides meaning the knowledge is passed on to the next generation. Sometimes we struggle against the currents but always our elders are there to help. Each curl represents the many different pathways that our Elders paved before our time; from Education (teachers, principals), Health (Health workers), Railway workers (set the record and paved pathway for careers), Maritime careers (skippers, divers etc), Public Service (community service) and Defence Force.

For our Elders, today we are grateful and appreciate their hard work, their advocacy for the advancement of today’s generation. Much Respect For Our Elders.

Joel Sam

Joel Sam is a contemporary Indigenous artist residing in Cairns. He is a direct descendant of the clans of Saibai Island where he spent his early years before moving to Bamaga to complete high school, the place he calls home. His work explores his personal engagement with Torres Strait Island culture and family stories through the processes of printmaking and sculpture.

The use of traditional clan Minarel (pattern) embedded within his images is characteristic of Joel’s work. Totemic designs include Umai (dog), Koedal (crocodile), Baydham (shark), Waru (turtle) and Samu (cassowary) connected through ancient familial bonds. Often interwoven, these designs allow Joel to express a more intricate visual language representative of the complexities of his Saibai Island heritage.


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