Adelaide PHN has worked with Allan Sumner a Ngarrindjeri-Kaurna Yankunytjatjara artist of South Australia to produce the artwork: Taikunthi Kumangka.
Meaning ‘partnering together in one group’, the artwork depicts our journey in waveform and represents our commitment to reconciliation and working with Aboriginal communities to improve primary care across the Adelaide region. The artwork is comprised of individual elements each with their own meaning and encapsulates our values and vision for the future.
The commissioning of this artwork represents just one step on our journey, with other steps including the formation of an Aboriginal Community Advisory Council as part of our membership structure, the commencement of an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), the holding of community engagement workshops, and the commissioning of cultural learning sessions for primary health care providers.
Explore other services and programs we have commissioned to improve Aboriginal health across the Adelaide region via our Directory of Services and Programs
an artwork by Allan Sumner
Exploring the elements
of Taikunthi Kumangka
This symbol represents the commitment Adelaide PHN has to encourgaing and enabling new opportunities, new ideas and new ways of thinking in how health services can be better delivered in partnership with Aboriginal communities.
Primary Health Care Providers
This symbol is about the bringing together of primary health care providers. It reflects the meeting of people with a shared vision for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal communities.
Collaboration and Diversity
This nested circles represent people from diverse backgrounds coming together to focus on shared goals. The circles join together to form strong bonds and a culturally safe meeting place.
Adelaide PHN and our members take responsibility for their role in being able to influence and improve primary health care service for people living in the Adelaide metropolitan region.
This symbol shows a journey stick and the telling of stories. It reflects the importance of sharing best practice, ideas and health information now and into the future.
Culture is about community, home and language. For Aboriginal people it's a safe place. This symbol depicts home, community, and the diversity of Aboriginal communties.
This symbol shows that Adelaide PHN wants everyone to have the best health care when and where they need.
Integration and Partnership
This symbol shows service providers working in partnership so that your health care journey is smooth and without barriers.
Consultation and Accountability
The five stone pathways represent Aboriginal Communities. Listening to the voices of Aboriginal people is vital in planning culturally safe health care services for people and communities.