The artwork at the top of each Aboriginal Health page is called ‘Baali’. Baali means 'We' in the Gathang/Kattang language, and was designed by Tanya Taylor, Kattang/Worimi artist from Taree, NSW.
This artwork symbolises the Centre for Aboriginal Health working in partnership with Aboriginal people to support wholistic health and wellbeing and its role in the health system to build culturally safe and responsive health services.
Tanya Taylor says "I do not know where my ideas come from, sometimes I have dreams which inspire my paintings. Like most artists what is important to me comes out in my art work. My spirit world is important to me and a lot of my art is inspired by nature and my life experiences. When I was a child we went regularly as a group to a set of caves in the local area. One of these caves had rock art in it, it left a great impression on me. The rock art included abstract figures, animals and even sailing ships and white people, the women drawn with a long triangle dress and the men wearing top hats. I still see these images in my mind".
Tanya is now working with the National Design Agency, a social enterprise run by the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance.
Current as at: Thursday 21 October 2021
Contact page owner: Centre for Aboriginal Health