Muliyan – Our Logo Story
The logo created for Muliyan, the Indigenist Health and Cultural Safety Education Research Consortium, represents the Middle Circle of the newly refreshed CATSINaM logo. The refreshed CATSINaM logo was based on the original CATSINaM logo painting which represents CATSINaM bringing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Nurses together.
The coloured concentric rings in the centre are symbols used to depict a gathering for celebration, getting together to share knowledge. They represent the flags of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurses. The outer black circles are campfires representing the homes (house/kin/community/mob) of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Nurses who belong to CATSINaM. The interlinking lines are the connections/relationships with CATSINaM and each other that our shared aspirations creates. It shows our belonging.
This painting captures the artist, Lesley Salem’s understanding and belief of what CATSINaM is for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (Lesley Salem, 1988).