An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Iona College

Graham’s Crossing

North Road Pedestrian Crossing & Iona College, Wynnum West QLD
A connection between our school, traditional owners of the land we have the privilege to teach our young men on, and recognition of a young soul. We hope to inspire all and remind our young school men, as they use this crossing every day, the importance of respect to our traditional owners, to watch out for each-other and follow the school motto of Learn, Live, Lead.
Box ID: B0967 (View Map Below)
Additional Participants: Indigenous students of Iona College, Katie Wood (teacher), Ambrose Killian (local Aboriginal Elder), Fr Michael Twigg, Melissa Clifton
Organisation: Iona College
Painted on: September 2021
Awards: Best Senior School 2021

In Memory

After a tragic accident many years ago involving a young boy named Graham, Iona College installed a pedestrian crossing to improve safety. Together with their Indigenous students, senior artists, and Old Boy Ambrose Killian, an artwork was created to share their connection with land, to remember the past, and as a school group, to look to the future.

‘Graham’s Crossing’ represents the Bayside region and features water, the coming together of communities, and the journeys between these communities. The artists’ handprints represent belonging, and the light blues and white colours of the water patterns represent the Quandamooka region where the Iona College grounds are located.

Photo courtesy of @iona_brisbane_art

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You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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