The meaning behind the United Always Indigenous Tees

THE ARTIST: Monica Dickerson

Monica is a proud Wardandi Noongar, Yamatji and Bibbulmun woman from Perth, Western Australia. Her works are a celebration of life and the many elements that combine to shape the very essence of who we are.

Keeping her culture and the stories of her family alive are central to Monica’s passion for creating art. Stories of sadness, despair, tragedy, hope, courage, strength, happiness, joy and triumph are all part of our life’s journey, and Monica explores many of these through her contemporary interpretations using vibrant colours and designs on an array of mediums including canvas, ceramics, wood and other found items which she upcycles into her contemporary Aboriginal artworks.

THE ART: United Always

The piece was created to represent all of the valuable elements of the Canberra United community. The pathways leading into the central meeting place symbolise all of the different places our people have come from to connect and gather on Ngunnawal Country to form and support this group of strong, inspiring and successful women.

The red centre represents the core – coaches and mentors.

The orange circle represents all of the staff who work to make each event happen and support everyone in the process.

The yellow circle represents family, another foundation layer of support and strength.

The green circle represents the Canberra United players.

The blue outer circle represents the Canberra United supporters.

No one part can work or succeed in isolation, we are all a part of the whole.

Always Connect. Always Together. Always United.