After two years in the making, Nunga Oog is well on its way to becoming a cuddly friend for Aboriginal children and young people in care.
With the help of nearly 30 children and young people who helped us design our new safety symbol, we now have the final artwork which will be the foundation for the Nunga Oog character, including a new plush toy.
While COVID did cause us to change how we engaged with the young people earlier on in the project, we were later able to facilitate ten workshops across the state, from Christies Beach to Port Lincoln. With the help of talented local artists, the workshops gave the children and young people the opportunity to gain some new art skills and learn about aspects of their culture within their region, while contributing to the design of Nunga Oog.
Now, based on the final artwork by Aboriginal artist David Booth, our next step is to create a Nunga Oog plush toy which we hope to share with you in the coming months.
We know that Nunga Oog will be just as loved as the original Oog and will serve as a great safety symbol for all Aboriginal children and young people in care.
Thanks to all the wonderful young people who were part of this project. We’re so excited to have Nunga Oog come to life very soon!