The Wreck Bay (Australia) Rural Fire Brigade recently had two of its apparatus painted with Indigenous artwork that aims to show identity as opposed to ownership, reports abc.net.au.
Nikita Ridgeway, a Sydney-based artist and director at Boss Lady Design Communications, began working on the design eight months ago. Now, the two trucks have clear depictions of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the region, according to the report.
Jervis Bay Territory footed the bill, and the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Council helped get the project off the ground. Located on the South Coast of New South Wales, the indigenous community’s fire brigade is owned and operated by Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, the report says.
Officials say Boggabilla Rural Fire Brigade—located on the NSW-Queensland border—also boasts Indigenous artwork on its trucks.