Leaders NAIDOC 2018 Backpack

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A contemporary design suitable both for work and school, our NAIDOC Backpacks come in a durable black body with signature NAIDOC artwork sublimated on the front panel. Our backpacks offer a functional range of storage options and features including:

  • Top loop carry handle
  • Internal zip mesh compartment
  • Elastic laptop/iPad compartment suitable up to 15.4" screens
  • Front zip compartment
  • Padded, adjustable backpack shoulder straps 

Style: Backack
Dimensions: 45cm (H) x 33 (W) x 13 (D)
Front Pocket: 16cm (H) x 33 (W)
Capacity: 15L
Artist: Shara Delaney
Story: Leaders

Artist: Shara Delaney
Story: Leaders

To celebrate this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ I wanted to honour female role models in our communities and their contributions. In my design, I wanted to capture how I look up to my mother and grandmother like how many of us can relate; the mother figure who has kept the family together, made the sacrifices and achievements made for us to achieve greater, who continue to inspire us.

In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, you often have several female leaders who can be anyone such as sisters, aunties, cousins, daughters or friends... not only caring for family but fighting for cultural/social issues while breaking down gender stereotypes.

I wanted to acknowledge those who had passed on- their spirit lives on. This theme is a reminder that makes me appreciate and be thankful for the women paving the way for future generations.

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