Vivid work of art

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JOON­DALUP Health Cam­pus staff painted an art­work de­pict­ing Joon­dalup lake­lands un­der artist Justin Martin’s guid­ance.

The can­vas was painted on Close the Gap Day in March to raise aware­ness about clos­ing the gap in health and life ex­pectancy out­comes be­tween Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple and non-In­dige­nous Aus­tralians. Martin joined fam­ily and hospi­tal staff at a Naidoc Week launch on Mon­day.

“The paint­ing is a colour­ful de­scrip­tion of Joon­dalup lake­lands,” Mr Martin said.

Mr Martin explained that the paint­ing high­lighted the im­por­tance of the lake and all plant and an­i­mal species that live there.

“Sur­round­ing the lake, there a num­ber of dif­fer­ent im­por­tant plant and tree species, which Nyun­gar peo­ple used,” he said.

“There are also a range of dif­fer­ent an­i­mals, which in­habit the lake­lands, making sev­eral trails to the lakes.”

Pic­ture: Chris Kershaw

Artist Justin Martin with hospi­tal staff Don­nelle Pitketh­ley and Bianca Howard.

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