Recent Projects

Some of the Town's key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projects from the past few years are listed below.

Ranger vehicle designs

In 2022 the Town worked with Noongar Yamatji Artist Darryl Belotti to wrap Ranger vehicles in artwork that depicts the journey of Aboriginal people through the Victoria Park area and the iconic flora and fauna that has always accompanied their journey. This artwork has now also been incorporated into Parks and Ranger uniforms. Look up the six seasons here and have a chat to one of our Rangers about the flora and fauna in our Town.


Jirdarup Yarning Circle

In 2021 and 2022 the Town worked with the Mindeera Advisory group, Noongar elders and consultants Emerge, to co-design a reforestation and yarning circle space in Jirdarup bushland. This will be an important space of gathering and learning about Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. 

Traffic control boxes

In partnership with Main Roads WA, and Whadjuk/Balladong Nyoongar artist Jade Dolman a series of traffic control boxes were painted across the Town. Dolman painted the boxes to  highlight the fact  that all land is traditional country which her ancestors have practiced culture on for thousands of years. The artwork represents significant use of this area to her family and to Beelu Noongars as a crossing and place on the Waugyl’s journey. 



Noongar Flash Mob

In 2022, to honour National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week, the Town worked with Boss Arts Creative’s choreographers and dancers, to coordinate and run two flashmob events in the Town. Community participants were taught by Noongar Bangarra dancer Micheal Smith a dance sequence to the Song of the Kwoolark (Bull-shark) written by Noongar ethnomusicologist Dr Clinton Bracknell. Dancers surprised punters at the Vic Park Markets and the Vic Park RSL with two stellar performances.


Noongar Choir

From the beginning of NRW to the end of NAIDOC week in 2022, the Town worked with Choirmaster and singer Della Rae Morrisson to form a community choir, who for this six-week period learnt and sung, Noongar songs in language. This culminated with a Community Choir performance at the Vic Park RSL hall. This was an incredibly enriching experience for all participants who learnt about Noongar culture and language, shared stories and experientially walked the path of reconciliation.


Walk on Country

Residents of the Town learnt from Noongar Elder Simon Forrest and language teacher Dylan Collard on this NAIDOC week Walk on Country. Professor Forrest taught the community about country and the significance of caring for country as the Noongar people have always done.

Uluru Statement of the Heart (Endorsed)

In 2023 the Town of Victoria Park endorsed the Uluru Statement of the Heart and the associated Voice to Parliament. This was an important milestone on the Town’s reconciliation journey and promises a future where Aboriginal people have a central role in decision making contexts and processes.

Wishing well

The town launched its Community Engagement period for the new Innovate RAP in May 2022. To raise awareness and invite informal, fun and confidential community participation the Town worked with the Vic Park’s Men Shed and Noongar Artist Julianna Wade to create a Community Wishing Well. This beautiful Well travelled around the Town during this six-week period, visiting Schools, cafes, walkways and the library, and in the process gathered the Community’s wishes for reconciliation.



Installation Art work Bidi Walk

This artwork by Noongar artist Darryl Belotti was installed for Reconciliation Week on the Bidi Walk in 2022.



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