Essential Energy and Royal Far West Ride for Country Kids 2021
Winners of the 2020 Indigenous Australian Youth Art competition
We’re excited to announce the winner of our Indigenous Australian Youth Art competition – Bella, 15, with her Artwork ‘The Ngankan’. Bella’s Art will be featured on the Ride For Country Kids 2021 ‘Best and Fairest’ cycling jersey. We’d like to thank all the artists who entered and showcased their incredible talent.
Bella’s Art Story: “My art represents the Biripi Land getting healed by the Indigenous Australian land beneath us, healing the land burnt by bushfires.”
Trinity, 17, received the second prize with her artwork 'Tulane-Ripples'.
Essential Energy is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Ride for Country Kids, helping to raise money for Royal Far West - an organisation who work closely with families, schools, allied health professionals and local communities to connect rural and remote Australian children with the healthcare they need.
We invited all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (under 18 years of age) in our network area to submit an artwork design for our Indigenous Australian Youth Art competition. The winning artwork will be used as the main design on the 2021 Ride for Country Kids ‘Best and Fairest’ cycling jersey.
Determined by a panel of judges, the winning artist will receive a framed cycling jersey featuring their design, as well as a bike and helmet valued at up to $600. The runner-up will receive an art kit valued at up to $200.
Featured Art “Indigenous Essential, We Stand Together” – Mick Lambeth
Artist: Mick Lambeth, 42, a proud Gulibul man from beautiful Bandjuling Country. Born and bred on the far North Coast of NSW, Mick is a Casino local. He has been working at Essential Energy since 2005, and is now a leading hand of one of the Casino line crews. He has been painting since he was a teenager and creates Art for his family and close friends.
Art Story: “My painting was inspired by the company logo, in conjunction with the latest fires from 2019. I created an artwork for the Casino Depot which told a story of hope, courage and togetherness. ‘Indigenous Essential, We Stand Together’ also represents our role in standing and working together to create a better environment to work in, and also create a better world to live in. It also recognises the importance of our Indigenous communities and lands which we access day to day, and the importance of understanding how much the land means to us.”