Journey of Hope
Riki Salam is an accomplished artist and graphic designer who specialises in Indigenous art, design and communications. Born in Cairns on Yidindji Land he has connections to the Mualgal and Kaurareg Peoples of the Torres Straits and Kuku Yalanji People in Far North Queensland, Australia. He also has ties to Ngai Tahu in the South Island of New Zealand.
Riki is the Principal and Creative Director of WeAre27 Creative based in Brisbane.
JOURNEY OF HOPE
The Journey of Hope begins at the centre of the artwork, at the ceremony circle, the yarning circle. At the same time, the ‘U’ shaped symbols represent people seated around a campfire, and the daffodil shape represents Cancer Council.
The pathways that lead into the circle are the roads that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people travel along from all different regions across Australia from urban to regional, rural and remote communities on their Journey of Hope to find the best possible cancer treatment.