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Story of the Logo

In 2021, the 21st anniversary of our festival, it was time to renew, refresh and create a new look for the rebranded Gai-mariagal Festival.

Keeping it in the family, Jennifer Moylan, daughter of Susan Moylan-Coombs, created the new logo image.

The fish story symbolises that we need to take care of the environment; the land, water and sky world reminding us all it is our responsibility to care for country wherever we live, work and play and protect the creatures with whom we share this place with.

The three fish represents the trinity of the sacred world, the human world and the physical world, and fish not only represents food which we need to sustain us, in the Northern Sydney region fish live in both sweet and salt water which also brings a sense of connection of identity as sweet water people, bitter water people and saltwater people

Water is fundamental to our survival and is needed by all living beings, plants, creatures and humans. We know water to be sacred and we need to protect our water sources for future generations; it is our responsibility, our legacy, to care for all that live on Mother Earth.

Artist: Jennifer Moylan

Artist: Jennifer Moylan