First Nations Artist Spotlight for National Reconciliation Week

30th May 2024

As part of National Reconciliation Week, Mirvac hosted inspiring conversations with renowned First Nations artists Tony Albert and Darrell Sibosado, alongside Charlotte Galleguillos, Deputy Director of the Biennale of Sydney.

Image: Charlotte Galleguillos, Deputy Director of the Biennale of Sydney, Chris Akayan, Mirvac Chief Culture and Capability Officer, and First Nations contemporary artist Tony Albert in Sydney

Tony, a Kuku Yalanji man, has gained international recognition for his work that challenges and reinterprets historical narratives surrounding Aboriginal people.

His diverse artistic practice spans text, video, drawing, painting, and three-dimensional objects, creating a universal language that addresses racial and cultural misrepresentation.

Darrell, a Bard man from Lombadina on the Dampier Peninsula, explores riji (pearl shell) designs in a contemporary context. The event focused on connecting attendees with First Nations art and culture through powerful storytelling.

Image: First Nations contemporary artist Darrell Sibosado in Perth

Tony, Darrell and Charlotte discussed how Indigenous art and artists can be respectfully showcased in contemporary projects, emphasising the importance of integrating these practices to foster understanding and respect.

Mirvac has been the proud principal partner of the Biennale of Sydney for the past three years. This year’s edition, ‘Ten Thousand Suns,’ aligns with Mirvac’s vision to create extraordinary places that are inclusive for all.


Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.  

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.