Dragonflies swirled at Westmead during NAIDOC Week

The Westmead Redevelopment project team coloured-in to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018.

Members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team were joined by Westmead Hospital staff at a colouring-in event in NAIDOC Week 2018.

Participants coloured in an early version of artist Leanne Tobin’s Dance of the Dragonflies.

The colouring sheet used during the event features Leanne’s swirling dragonflies. The dragonfly emerged as an important symbol for Westmead, following discussions with staff, Aboriginal Elders and the community. The dragonfly is a symbol of transformation and healthy environments.

The Westmead Redevelopment project’s director of communications and engagement Emma Spillett said: “it was great to have some mindful colouring at lunchtime while celebrating this year’s NAIDOC Week Theme: “Because of Her, We Can!

Download your own colouring sheet.

Share your colouring with us. Tag @westmeadredev Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or you can send it to us at WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au.

Related information

Read about the Skies of Aboriginal Australia event, also held during NAIDOC Week. Watch the video of keynote speaker Professor Ray Norris.

Find out about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legacy Strategy and Action Plan.

Find out more about artist Leanne Tobin's Dance of the Dragonflies. Watch the video where Leanne explains what dragonflies mean to her and many Aboriginal people.

Read about the cultural gathering place in the central acute services building.

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