The artwork used for AIME'S 2017Hoodie Day Hoodie was created by EllaGillespie, an AIME mentee in the SCU Lismore program. The artwork is titled ‘Travelling Whales’ and this is Ella's story:
“Living on the coast has encouraged me to paint stories of my surroundings. This artwork is my interpretation of the East coast humpback whale migration, the white lines represent the whales and their calves and the dots represent spouting and breaching whales.”
Pictured here we have Darren Brady - Centre Manager Usyd + Wollongong
Tell us a bit about yourself. I am originally from Brisbane, born south of the Brisbane River on Jagera Country. Through my mothers bloodlines I am Birri and through my fathers I am Yelangi. Youngest of 10.
What is your history / story / connection with AIME? I have worked with AIME all up 8 years, originally leading the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton programs, Canberra in 2018, and now supporting the University of Wollongong and University of Sydney teams
What does it mean to you to put on and wear AIME apparel? How do you feel? Pride, Hope, Success
What does it mean to you when you see someone else wearing AIME apparel? I consistently get approached by people from all walks of life about the striking images that are portrayed on Apparel material. People are always attracted to and impressed by the styles that are on each product, and are often surprised by the fact that majority of our artwork are from students within the AIME program.