Netball Australia, Dreamtime Art Creative Consultants, Simone Thomson 2020
'Winyar Mugadjina - Women's Track of Foot'. Indigenous Round 2020.
I want every female who holds this ball to identify with it, to feel empowered, to feel the spirit of the oldest living culture on earth on their shoulders and to rise like a warrior. I want them to grip it in their fingers and feel the smile from within, the chill on their skin. Whether they play barefoot in the red desert dust, in the bush land along the riverbank or with professional shoes on a polished indoor court – I want them to feel special, worthy – able. This is my dreaming story of Women’s Ceremony, a gathering of many journeys to the same destination – Celebration.
It’s a celebration of anything is possible and self-belief, a celebration of coming together as community and acknowledging the sacredness of this land. And lastly, it’s a celebration of inspiration. For we look to the inspiring to be inspired.
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