Artwork Story

The image shows the outline of Australia and the connections that the land holds within. The interconnected and overlapping lines within the image connects us as one with the earth-water-spirit of this Country, and shows our humanness. The white oval shapes represent the spirit within us to want to always do better.
Artwork by Lee Townsend

Artwork Story

The image shows the outline of Australia and the connections that the land holds within. The interconnected and overlapping lines within the image connects us as one with the earth-water-spirit of this Country, and shows our humanness. The white oval shapes represent the spirit within us to want to always do better.
Artwork by Lee Townsend

From the Artist

Lee Townsend – I am a Dharug Women who grew up On Country and currently live on Biripi Country. I am also the creator of the artwork used by Seer Data.

Yarning Circle® Creator, Lee Townsend, is an Aboriginal woman born and raised in Blacktown, NSW. During her role with the Commonwealth Employment Services she was involved with young people looking for work. Many of these young people needed assistance in gaining the necessary skills to participate fully in today’s modern world. Lee set her heart on giving them that assistance. Making a life-changing decision she redirected her career to study Primary School Teaching.

As Lee continued to study she gained a greater understanding of the omissions in our educational and social development programs in relation to Aboriginal children. There was little opportunity for the children to relate stories from their own experiences. There was little opportunity to have a true voice and to be heard.

Giving children and adults the chance to have a voice and be heard became Lee’s vision. The Yarning Circle® is the realisation of that vision. The Yarning Circle® is a place where stories and knowledge can be shared in a caring environment that’s relaxed and comfortable. A place where each of us can participate to our own level, in our own time and by sharing our own unique journey.

Visit her website

From the Artist

Lee Townsend – I am a Dharug Women who grew up On Country and currently live on Biripi Country. I am also the creator of the artwork used by Seer Data.

Yarning Circle® Creator, Lee Townsend, is an Aboriginal woman born and raised in Blacktown, NSW. During her role with the Commonwealth Employment Services she was involved with young people looking for work. Many of these young people needed assistance in gaining the necessary skills to participate fully in today’s modern world. Lee set her heart on giving them that assistance. Making a life-changing decision she redirected her career to study Primary School Teaching.

As Lee continued to study she gained a greater understanding of the omissions in our educational and social development programs in relation to Aboriginal children. There was little opportunity for the children to relate stories from their own experiences. There was little opportunity to have a true voice and to be heard.

Giving children and adults the chance to have a voice and be heard became Lee’s vision. The Yarning Circle® is the realisation of that vision. The Yarning Circle® is a place where stories and knowledge can be shared in a caring environment that’s relaxed and comfortable. A place where each of us can participate to our own level, in our own time and by sharing our own unique journey.

Visit her website

Earth, Water, Spirit.

The energy held within this Country comes from everything that has been before us – the people, plants, animals, and environments. As people we need the earth, water and spirit that this land provides. We live our lives with the stories of those that come before, and those that are here now. 

The original illustration by Lee Townsend has been colourised by the Seer Data team, and is used in many of our visual assets. The blue oval shape represents the communities and their stories to be shared, to be heard and to be supported by Seer Data.

Within today’s stories there is a data story to match and support our human stories. Allowing others to move forward with knowledge and understanding of community’s needs. Communities know what they need, and it is through their story’s voices will be heard.

Earth, Water, Spirit.

The energy held within this Country comes from everything that has been before us – the people, plants, animals, and environments. As people we need the earth, water and spirit that this land provides. We live our lives with the stories of those that come before, and those that are here now. 

The original illustration by Lee Townsend has been colourised by the Seer Data team, and is used in many of our visual assets. The blue oval shape represents the communities and their stories to be shared, to be heard and to be supported by Seer Data.

Within today’s stories there is a data story to match and support our human stories. Allowing others to move forward with knowledge and understanding of community’s needs. Communities know what they need, and it is through their story’s voices will be heard.