By Jed Lanyon
Healesville artist and Taungerong Yorta Yorta man, Graham Patterson, has had his artwork put on display as part of the new Victorian Civil Administration Tribunal (VCAT) venue in Oakleigh.
The new VCAT facility opened its doors on 24 February and includes a Koori hearing room, where Mr Patterson’s artwork is featured.
The work was commissioned especially for VCAT and will be featured both on the wall with a plaque explaining the work and as inserts under the glass top table in the centre of the room.
“The four circles in the corners represent a broken family. They are going towards the centre to come together,” Mr Patterson said.
The four blue circles and journey lines represent moving from place to place. The hands are symbols of respect, respect between different cultures. The colours are bright and happy to represent optimism and hope of families coming together.
Mr Patterson has had his artwork exhibited in Healesville’s Hearth Galleries.