Posted on 30 November, 2016
GCCEC is home to many indigenous artworks, including one of the Gold Coast’s most significant cultural gems; the Yathalamarra Waterhole Mural. Created by the late David Malangi, along with local indigenous artist Ysola Best and then-emerging Queensland artists Arone Raymond Meeks and Avril Quail, the artwork depicts the repatriation of two hundred Gold Coast Aboriginal remains.
In connection with the mural, we are proud to introduce commissioned BioCups (pictured) featuring local indigenous artwork.
Artist Paula Nihôt of the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre helped us bring our vision to life with her design proudly featured on 50,000 carbon neutral 8oz BioCups made by our friends at BioPak who produce responsibly sourced packing solutions.
The artwork is a representation of the living waterlily and a depiction of past history embedded in the leaf structure – the repatriation of Aboriginal remains first discovered at an excavation of Broadbeach wetlands site nearby. The site was an indigenous cemetery that people had returned to over generations.
Our designed BioCups are in celebration and acknowledgment of the traditional owners of the land, the Yugambeh people. So next time you visit the GCCEC, head to our custom Kombi coffee stand for a freshly brewed beverage that’s not your average cup of coffee.