Canberran and Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Lynnice Church created the Reconciliation Day artwork for the city’s second Reconciliation Day in 2019.
Lynnice’s artwork embodies the essence of reconciliation, equity and understanding. The painting titled ‘Reconciliation’ represents the Ngunnawal Tribe of Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding region, and the coming together of people on Ngunnawal Country as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Lynnice is named after her grandmother, Letty Little nee Bell, a Ngunnawal woman who inspires Lynnice every time she paints. Her connections extend across Ngunnawal country (Canberra, Yass, Pudnams and Blakeney Creek), Wiradjuri Country (Tumut, Brungle Mission, Wagga Wagga, Cowra and Narrandera to Gilgandra) and Kamilaroi Country (Walgett).