The Australian Government and the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group are pleased to present Australia’s logo for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032). We encourage all interested parties to use this logo to demonstrate your support for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
About the Artwork
The art piece titled ‘Resurgence’ was originally developed by Goreng Goreng artist Rachael Sarra for the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. It has since been refreshed by Wakka Wakka artist and Executive Director of Gilimbaa, David Williams.
The logo and cultural pattern is a respectful celebration inspired by the notion of language being here since time immemorial. It is important to share language with the broader community to facilitate a resurgence of cultural identity and strength.
The Directions Group had a strong desire to create an Australian logo that has connection and meaning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages of Australia.
With the diversity of spoken languages across Australia, the cultural pattern respectfully acknowledges the loss and denial of languages of past times. The International Decade of Indigenous Languages affords the opportunity to continue to celebrate language and create a legacy of cultural preservation throughout Australia and beyond.
About the artists
Rachael Sarra is an Aboriginal artist from Goreng Goreng Country and believes in the power of art to tell a story that allows people to explore complex ideas in an engaging and inclusive way.
As a proud Wakka Wakka man, artist and Executive Director of Gilimbaa, David brings a lifetime of culture and connections to Gilimbaa.
The artwork is to be used to promote Australia’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages initiatives. When using any part of the artwork, you agree to attribute the design to the artists and Gilimbaa.
To protect the integrity of the logo, intellectual property and the artist’s rights we ask that you adhere to the follow conditions of use when using the logo.
Logo conditions of use
The International Decade of Indigenous Languages logos art elements are to only be used in relation to Australia’s response to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages initiatives.
The artwork should not be used for promotion of unrelated projects without first consulting with The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department) via Indigenouslanguages@arts.gov.au
Any proposed use outside of original scope is to be negotiated with The Department.
Only use the artwork and elements as supplied. Do not stretch, squash, warp or alter the artwork in any way.
As these designs represent both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, we ask that you please respect the artwork and follow the terms of usage. It is important to respect cultural protocol.
Please note: By using this image, you consent that you will not modify or use this image for commercial gain or activities unrelated to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.