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Striking tram art delivers a powerful message

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4 June 2020

An Adelaide Metro tram bearing striking Aboriginal artwork is again travelling between Adelaide and Glenelg to mark National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.

While National Reconciliation Week ended on 3 June, the tram will be on track until 18 July. NAIDOC Week has been postponed until later in the year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The annual running of the Kardi Munaintya (Emu Dreaming) tram started in 2010.

The tram wrap was designed as a living work of art by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure employee, Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri landscape architect and visual artist Paul Herzich, and facilitated by DPTI.

This year’s tram wrap is a refreshed design that recognises and celebrates the diversity of Aboriginal cultures in South Australia by acknowledging the main Aboriginal Nations that are located either fully or partly within the state of South Australia.

Watch the video below to hear from Paul Herzich about the importance of this work.