The RJV story: brought to life through the art of Acacia Collard
Hover over the image below and click on the yellow circles to uncover the RJV story in this interactive version of the artwork created by Badimia Yamatji – Balladong Noongar artist Acacia Collard.
RJV operates along WA’s coast and inland. Here, the fluid blue lines represent the sea while the nine circles to the right represent each WA region. The bold tan line running between each circle symbolises the regions’ connectedness while the green dots signify sustainability. Following the movement of the line leads you right and continues onwards, symbolising RJV’s potential for growth.
The thick lines represent the RJV Foundations (our values): We’re Better Together; Show Respect, Earn Respect; Own the Outcome; and Make a Positive Impact. The lines wrap underneath the four circles, the four areas of RJV’s operations, as if supporting their weight. This represents how the RJV Foundations underpin everything we do.
The dots bordering the bottom of the artwork represent the thousands of years, people, history and stories which exist within Aboriginal culture. It is an ode to the larger community, which this artwork plays a small part in preserving, by increasing awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and knowledge within RJV and within the communities we work.
The RJV story is about the relationships we build and sustain with the communities we work in, our clients, our suppliers and our employees.
Throughout the background of the artwork are different organic and circular shapes, these shapes encapsulate the unity that RJV strives for across its relationships. Their organic forms mimic the appearance of ripples to represent our positive community impact and how these actions lead to stronger positive change throughout WA.
Each of these large four circles represent a division of RJV: civil infrastructure, mining services, urban renewal and marine infrastructure.
At the centre of each circle is a set of rings, symbolic of a meeting place, with parabolic arches surrounding each centre to represent people. These elements together mimic a bird’s eye view of a team surrounding a table, displaying the importance of community and teamwork at RJV.
The green dots surrounding the meeting places represent sustainability, which impacts RJV at every point of operations.
The thick, curved blue lines mimic the look of rivers and connect the four division of RJV with the regions of WA, unifying RJV with its areas of operation.
Supporting the Aboriginal art movement and bringing the RJV story to life through Aboriginal storytelling
The support of Aboriginal artwork across Australia plays an important role in preserving the language and culture of our First Nations people. The contemporary Aboriginal art movement has become a powerful source of reinforcing traditional knowledge and stories.
Acacia Collard is a Badimia Yamatji – Balladong Noongar artist currently working in WA. She produces contemporary Aboriginal artworks utilising both digital and traditional artistic techniques.
Through the commissioning and display of this piece in various formats, RJV is grateful to support the Aboriginal art movement and to play a small part in raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.