Jade Dolman Penangke is a Whadjuk / Balladong Nyoongar (Mother's side), Eastern Arrernte (Father's side) woman from Boorloo / Perth.
Jade's artwork is a core component of "Go Get Em", and I have been thrilled to be able to have her work with me on it.
It was important to me to include some Noongar cultural elements in the game, for a few very important reasons:
-First and foremost, I am immensely grateful to be a resident of the land that the Noongar nations have traditionally overseen for tens of thousands of years.
-I also believe that co-operation is an intrinsic and necessary part of reconciliation.
-Finally, as a white person, given my own ancestors': ignorance at best, and outright racial war and genocide at worst, I feel it is important to actively participate in undoing the tragic and lasting consequences those actions have imposed upon First Nations Peoples all over Australia.
Jade is a visual artist and remains connected to her culture through painting and family. She has a passion for making a change through art for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Her purpose is to highlight that all land is traditional country which our ancestors have practiced culture on for thousands of years. Her murals and public art are a contemporary continuation of traditional culture.
You can catch Jade and her work here: