Hal Oram’s Artwork

Hutchinson Builders’ Indigenous program, Statim-Yaga, engaged the GUMURRI Unit at Griffith University and its Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art Program to commission an original artwork that reflected the Hutchies’ way and the heritage of our First Australians. Griffith Indigenous art students were invited to create an iconic Indigenous artwork that expressed the Hutchies’ Indigenous program and the rich history of our brand.

All artwork was displayed in the Boardroom at Hutchies’ head office in Toowong, with staff voting on their favourite piece at the Brisbane end-of-year party.

The successful entry, “Connectivity”, was created by Hal Oram, a talented Aboriginal artist who creates stories, characters, charm and mystique through his work. Hal was raised in Mt Morgan in Queensland near where his ancestors inhabited and is currently studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Griffith University.

Hal’s artwork and its elements will be celebrated across a range of uses, including prints of the entire work for display in other offices; and across a range of marketing material. The work also features heavily in the collateral used to promote our Indigenous Participation Strategy, incorporating the Employment Parity Initiative, and will also be peppered throughout our promotional items – for example, ‘wraps’ used at building sites; tenders; and corporate merchandise and uniforms (not for sale).