Georgia Manning, Training Manager, Optus Stadium

The WA team are proud to work in a Stadium that acknowledges the land and history of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation.

The Whadjuk story is present through our public art, the building’s design and through the Warrang Bridil tours that are run in Stadium Park.

Even with these reminders, it’s important for the team to continue to expand their learning and connections with First Nations Peoples, and the land we all inhabit.

So in August, the WA team worked with renowned Indigenous artist Julianne Wade for a special session to learn more about the Noongar people of the Perth region, and create two unique pieces of art together.

Over the course of a day, the canvas’ came to life with colour and creativity, showcasing both the Whadjuk story and what talented individuals we have here working at Optus Stadium!

Even the most apprehensive artists turned into art enthusiasts as they enjoyed the collaborative environment and Julianne’s storytelling.