Wall of lights celebrates NAIDOC Week

The new video wall is switched on by the University of Sydney’s Dr Luke Hespanhol

A new wall of lights at Westmead Hospital has been unveiled, in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week celebrations.

The wall, comprised of hundreds of LED lights, is programmable.

Words can be customised and displayed in patterns and at different speeds, as they cascade across the wall.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the wall will feature a series of Darug words about women, Aboriginality and place.

University of Sydney’s Dr Luke Hespanhol said he is proud to be supporting the initiative.

“It’s fantastic we could bring the wall to Westmead so it can be part of the important celebrations of Aboriginal people, history and culture.”

NAIDOC Week runs from July 8 through to July 15, 2018.

This year’s theme is “because of her, we can!” celebrating the significant contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made to the community.

To read more about this year’s theme go to the official NAIDOC Week website.

It is free to visit the wall, which is located on level 2 of Westmead Hospital near the library.

To find out more about other NAIDOC Week events running at Westmead go to: http://www.westmeadproject.health.nsw.gov.au/news-and-publications/latest-news/june-2018/join-westmead-s-naidoc-week-celebrations.