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Grace Removals collaborates with renowned Indigenous artist to support The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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A canvas on wheels. Grace collaborate with Gunnai and Waradjuri artist Robert Young to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Grace Workplace Solutions, the commercial moving division of Grace Removals, is proud to announce an exciting new collaboration with the Gunnai and Waradjuri artist Robert Michael Young. As part of the NAIDOC week celebrations and aligned with a long-standing commitment to support The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), Grace commissioned Robert Young to reproduce his original artwork created for Grace in 2022, onto a new Grace Workplace truck.

The concept behind the commissioned work is to raise awareness for the ILF's vital work to supply and create culturally relevant books to support remote Indigenous Communities, to create and publish their stories in languages of their choice.

A canvas on wheels

The newly painted Grace Workplace truck will serve as a moving canvas, showcasing Robert's extraordinary artwork and spreading its message wherever it travels. The artwork is an expression of the importance of caring for and nurturing precious objects and stories which aligns with the ILF’s mission to promote literacy and a passion for reading among First Nations’ children.

Commitment to reconciliation

Grace’s collaboration with Robert Young is part of its broader Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This plan aims to integrate reconciliation into the fabric of their daily operations and interactions, reinforcing the organisation’s dedication to fostering relationships, respect, and opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Grace has been a major sponsor of the ILF since 2020. Our ongoing partnership plays a crucial role in supporting the foundation's mission to provide books and literacy resources to remote Indigenous communities. The collaboration with Young further amplifies this mission by raising public awareness through visible and impactful artwork.

Craig Page, Managing Director, GCW Group, said, “At Grace, we believe education drives positive change. We're proud to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, dedicated to enriching Indigenous children's lives through literacy.”

“Our support goes beyond money, and we hope featuring Indigenous artwork in our business helps foster respect for First Nations' rich heritage and inspire others to support Indigenous communities and promote a more inclusive future. Together, we can make a difference, one story at a time.”

CEO of the ILF Ben Bowen said, "I would like to thank Grace for their ongoing support of the ILF and celebrate the relationship between the organisations highlighted on the Grace truck. Grace's support is critical to enabling the ILF to sustain access to and create more culturally relevant books for kids in remote Indigenous Communities around Australia. Literacy is a fundamental human right, and every child has the right to develop their literacy in their own language first."

 

 


About us:

About Grace: Few Australian companies have a history as rich as Grace's, which originated from the iconic Grace Bros retail and home services empire in 1885. Today, Grace stands as Australia's leading provider of removals solutions for households and corporations, alongside offering data and records management, storage, and logistics for fine art. Operating as a fully owned subsidiary of the GCW Group, Grace is at the forefront of innovating asset management and integrated logistics for both businesses and individuals. For more information about Grace and its commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and culture, visit www.grace.com.au/grace-gives

 


Contact details:

Contact: Andrew Wilson, GCW Group Marketing Manager Tel: 03 97034442  Email: agwilson@gcw.com.au

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