Aussie artists get behind Goodes
A Sydney-based collective have released a t-shirt in support of Adam Goodes amidst the ongoing booing aimed at the Swans legend.
The project was pioneered by The Jezabels’ guitarist Sam Lockwood, with design by Torres Strait Islander artist Zac Bennett-Brook and Sydney designer Matt Roden.
“With Goodesy is an initiative started by a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous friends, who wanted to show support for Adam Goodes and what he stands for during the finals of this year’s AFL season,” said the creators.
All proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts will go to Goodes and fellow Swans champion Michael O’Loughlin’s GO Foundation, which assists in the education of Indigenous children.
“This painting has the little circular designs which are meeting place symbols,” Bennett-Brook said about the shirt’s design.
“Throughout life we meet people at different places such as work, sport games and events, through hobbies etc. and from there we form connections and relationships with people that is represented through the meeting place symbol. From those groups we make other connections in life which is represented through the large dots that connect each of the different groups/meeting places.”
Indigenous organization Yarn Australia are also behind the initiative and will be hosting yarn circles (public workshops) promoting discussion between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
Goodes rose above the jeers from a hostile Fremantle crowd last weekend to be among Sydney’s best in their narrow Qualifying Final defeat.
The dual Brownlow medallist and 2014 Australian of the Year can expect great support from home fans at this Saturday night’s semi-final clash with North Melbourne.
A host of Australian music personalities have shown their support for the campaign, you can do the same by purchasing a t-shirt here.