Next time you're in the Perth CBD, keep an eye out for the City's entry in the Banners in the Terrace Competition. On display along Adelaide Terrace until Sunday 5 August, the annual exhibition features banners from local governments across WA.
The display allows communities and regions to represent themselves to thousands of people travelling through the Perth CBD and celebrates the many and diverse Local Governments within the state. The display also coincides with the Western Australian Local Government Convention and Trade Exhibition.
Artist Esther McDowell (Yabini Kickett) worked with children from the Moorditj Koolangka after school program at the Edmund Rice Centre of WA to create the City of Stirling's impressive entry The banner shows the Waugual, the creator of the land and flowers on a Milky Way background.
The City of Stirling approached the Edmund Rice Centre to create the banner in recognition of the organisation notching up 20 years of service to the WA community this year. Established in 1998, the centre provides essential settlement services and community education activities in the northern suburbs of Perth. The centre's services have expanded throughout the metropolitan area with an emphasis on young people and youth leadership as a way of ensuring a positive future for all.
The organisation is committed to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.