Indigenous Governance Awards

ASA were honoured to provide the trophies again for this years Indigenous Governance Awards. Congratulations to Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation from Alice Springs and The Marruk Project in Swan Hill, who were awarded the best run Aboriginal organisation and project in the country. These trophies symbolise fire, to represent the pioneers of Indigenous governance or “trail blazers”. These Indigenous Organisations are promoting successful and sustainable practices that not only look after our own families, but are also good for all Australians and this deadly country of ours.

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For more information please visit http://www.reconciliation.org.au/iga/news/australias-top-aboriginal-organisations-announced/

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Exhibition at The Avenue, Darwin

Wayne currently has a range of pieces available at The Avenue in Darwin, NT. Part of a group exhibition for October Business Month, you can view his pieces on display in their beautiful waterhole themed atrium, where his large installation of Magpie Geese are installed.

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Acknowledgement Sculpture for Norton Rose Fulbright

Recently we were commissioned by Norton Rose Fulbright Australia to design an acknowledgement sculpture representing the traditional owners of the land on which their five offices are located. The acknowledgement sculpture, which is featured on the front page of their RAP and displayed in each of their offices, is titled “Food, Land and Water” and incorporates five distinct cultural components to represent the different tribes and clans. We really enjoyed working on this one, and are extremely happy with the results. You can read more at http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/au/corporate-responsibility/reconciliation/ See More

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ASA at Black Markets for NAIDOC Week

ASA are excited to be a part of the upcoming Black Markets, being held in Bare Island, La Perouse, NSW on 6th July. Westpac have kindly offered to host a stall on our behalf, showcasing our work so if you would like to see our art up close, be sure to stop by and say hello.

It looks like it will be an amazing day – for more information, check out the website at

http://www.firsthandsolutions.org/#!markets/c176a

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ASA Finalist in the Telstra Business Award 2014

signatureWe are excited and very proud to let everyone know that Aboriginal Steel Art is a 2014 Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards for Micro Business in Queensland.   We cannot believe we have gotten this far, but are ever so grateful to everyone that has been a part of our journey. A special mention to Indigenous Business Australia, Fortis One and Supply Nation, without which we would never of come so far.

We have worked extremely hard over the last 6 years to get ASA to where it is today, lots of long nights, early mornings and working weekends but we have a favourite quote – Dreams done work unless you do – and our dream is now our reality :)
We love everything about what we do and are passionate about growing and expanding over the coming years, offering employment for our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
Looking forward to the future!
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ASA supporting Climb for Cancer 2014

ASA are very proud to sponsoring Team Amanda Vea Vea in the upcoming Climb for Cancer 2014, which is held annually to raise funds for the Mater Foundation. Amanda is undergoing chemo while still tirelessly fundraising for this great cause, …along with the rest of her team, made up of supportive family and friends. Any donations, big or small, are welcome, so please follow the link to support this amazing group of people. https://climbforcancer2014.everydayhero.com/au/team-amanda-vea-vea
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New commemorative pins for ECU’s Indigenous Alumni

Below is a picture of us with the deadly Tracey Lee Edwards, Kurongkurl Katitjin’s Communications and Events Officer from ECU in Perth. Tracey worked in collaboration with us to develop a commemorative pin, only available to ECU Indigenous …Australian graduates. These custom, handmade pins serve as a symbolic and personal reminder of their journey at ECU. The shape of the pin represents one of the seven pillars on which a graduates’ name appears and subsequently, the unique cohort to which they belong. Indigenous graduates from ECU are encouraged to contact Kurongkurl Katitjin by email at rocksolid@ecu.edu.au to find out how to receive the unique pin.
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ASA are off to San Antonio, Texas!

ASA are proud to announce that we will be part of the Supply Nation Delegation to the NMSDC Business Opportunity Fair in San Antonio Texas USA  in October.

By participating in the Supply Nation delegation to Supply Nations US sister council – the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) – event, we will:

  • Attend and participate in the NMSDC’s one day business opportunity fair that showcases Fortune 500 company’s supplier diversity programs
  • Network and explore business opportunities with Fortune 500 companies, minority owned businesses, supplier councils from the UK, Canada, South Africa and China, and supplier diversity experts
  • Build our knowledge of supplier diversity for application in the Australian context

We are excited about the opportunities that may come from this, and for the chance to show ASA to an international audience. We look forward to sharing our experience with you when we return!

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