We are excited to launch our second “Innovate” Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), recently endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. Designed by Keisha Leon, this next stage of our RAP describes our journey and actions undertaken, the challenges we have faced, our learnings and our progress. Our commitment to reconciliation remains at the forefront of our day-to-day activities.  We are passionate about delivering better outcomes for all communities through the built environment.

Our second RAP continues our focus on First Nations artists, this time featuring the artists that have contributed to Slattery’s Naarm collection.  We spotlight talented emerging and established First Nations trailblazing artists and explore the beautiful artwork curated by Maya Hodge. Our most recent piece is a stunning time-lapse digital animation entitled Atherreyurre, by award-winning artist, Thea Anamara Perkins (represented by N Smith Gallery). Using AI to join 10 paintings of the sun rising and setting over The Old Telegraph Station outside Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Thea has created a beautiful articulation of the passage of light over the course of a day.

Since the launch of our initial RAP in February 2021, our team has been privileged to work with First Nations peoples through personal engagement, education and support and attendance at cultural events throughout the year.

Our Reconciliation Working Group comprises dedicated team members who take the lead within each of our state offices to educate and work with the broader team.  The team has enjoyed learning from and working with First Nations consultant, Yemma Egan from Yemurraki, a proud Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara man, whose guidance and advice has been invaluable.  Sarah Slattery, Rhona Maclean, Sarah Ryan, Richard Kemp, Anthea Chang, Mahesha Jayakody, Uditha Rajakaruna, Agnes Tan

Over the next two years, we will continue to support and learn from First Nations peoples through an emphasis on relationships, respect and opportunities. We look forward to contributing to a built environment that holistically recognises, respects and upholds the cultural heritage of First Nations peoples – their connection to Country, language and history

We invite you to read our endorsed Reconciliation Action Plan here.

To find our more about our Reconciliation Action Plan, please get in touch with Sarah Slattery sarah.slattery@slattery.com.au.