FLAGSHIP STORE VIDEO WALLS
For Reconciliation Week 2017, Microsoft commissioned Balarinji to storyboard and theme artworks from The National Museum of Australia’s Balarinji Collection for video walls in/at the flagship Microsoft Store at Pitt Street Mall Sydney. 'River Grass', 'Pelican & Goanna', 'Jabiru Place', 'Sea Turtle', 'Desert Wind' and 'Goanna Place', are six unique Balarinji designs that tell an animated story from the desert to the coast. The videos were animated by AKQA with guidance from Balarinji's storyboards.
The project celebrated Aboriginal culture, and acknowledged the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, which led to Indigenous Australians being counted in the Census, and hence becoming citizens with the right to vote. Balarinji Chair John Moriarty was an original campaigner for this watershed Referendum that scored a vote of over 90%, the highest vote for any Australian referendum ever recorded.
Video Moriarty Aerials