Wilson Security Racing GRM supports reconciliation with special indigenous livery
Garry Rogers Motorsport has revealed new indigenous livery on its Wilson Security race car to highlight Wilson’s ongoing commitment to indigenous reconciliation.
The striking new livery was unveiled today to coincide with National Reconciliation Week 2017 (27 May to 3 June). The Wilson Group has formally committed to supporting reconciliation with indigenous Australians with the launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan in March.
The Wilson RAP is focused on reconciliation through sustainable job opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a commitment to creating safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces. In a symbolic gesture to highlight Wilson’s support for reconciliation Wilson Security Racing will race under the new colours for the first time at the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Championship (16-18 June).
The new livery is based on an artwork painted by indigenous artist Hazel Cowburn that was commissioned by Wilson for the launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan. It depicts an aerial view of the land and sea and includes journey lines, meeting places and spirit guides which tell the story of the journey of reconciliation. GRM’s team uniforms will also change to match the artwork, and there will be a special edition limited run of supporter merchandise also available to the public.
Wilson Australasia Group CEO, John McMellan said Wilson had an important role to play in making a meaningful difference to the lives of Indigenous Australians:
“Wilson is very proud to be partnering with Reconciliation Australia to support the life-changing work they do,” he said. “We are also very pleased to have the support and assistance of PAYCE, Valvoline and Garry Rogers Motorsport to help celebrate our commitment to indigenous reconciliation in such a powerful way.”
Garry Rogers Motorsport Principal, Garry Rogers stated"
“I am both pleased and feel fortunate that we are able to represent our sponsor group led by the Wilson group in creating awareness regarding reconciliation. The sport of Supercars has a National following and Reconciliation is a National matter, I truly hope that our small gesture in presenting our race cars in the livery based on Hazel Cowburn’s artwork creates further talk and interest in reconciliation.”
To further support Reconciliation Australia efforts in raising indigenous awareness the Reconciliation Australia logo will also appear on Wilson Security Racing cars as part of the livery change. The new livery for the Darwin Triple Crown, Townsville 400 and Ipswich SuperSprint to incorporate NAIDOC week in July.