2021 artwork submissions

2021 Koorie Youth Summit artwork

We’re inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14-28 years old living in Victoria to submit an artwork for the 2021 Koorie Youth Summit. Each year, we invite artists to submit artworks that captures the theme. The selected artwork will feature as the 2021 Koorie Youth Summit logo.

The 2021 Summit theme is Barring Djuwima (Sharing Journeys): Heal, Grow, Thrive.

Barring Djuwima in Dja Dja Wurrung language means ‘Sharing Journeys’. We acknowledge Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation for giving us permission to use their language for our 2021 Summit theme. 

As Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, we have been healing and adapting to change over centuries. The 2021 Summit Theme speaks to moving forward from the challenges and sacrifices we made in 2020—a defining year in our journey—to grow and thrive in our communities and be the best that we can be.

The Summit is a space for us to come together from around the state to connect, discuss what is important to us, be proud, learn, and share.

Barring Djuwima (Sharing Journeys) is about reflecting on the year that was, creating space to share our experiences and hold knowledge through each other. To heal is to acknowledge our strength and resilience, and the ways our communities have connected and looked after each other during these unprecedented times. To grow is to take all that we have learned to make new teachings for the future. And to thrive is to celebrate our connection to our culture and communities, to inspire our ongoing journeys as young people so we can continue to heal, grow and thrive for centuries to come.

The artwork will be selected by our Executive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and Koorie Youth Summit organising group and will appear on promotional materials for both Koorie Youth Summit and Koorie Youth Council, (including web, print and media).

We may use the artwork in full or a segment of the image when appropriate and it may be used by a third party. The selected artist will be paid for their artwork and provided an artist agreement.


Submissions have now closed.

Contact Hope@koorieyouth.org.au or call us on (03) 9267 3799 or 0439 927 405 if you have any questions.

Your submission

What you’ll need:

• A high resolution photograph or digital copy of the original artwork
• A short blurb about the artwork’s story
• A short blurb about yourself as the artist
• A photo of yourself
• Any additional supporting documentation

Got any questions or need another way to submit?

Contact Hope@koorieyouth.org.au or call us on (03) 9267 3799 or 0439 927 405.​​