Adding to the Indigenous flavour of this year's Visual Impact Expo was Yamari Ochre, a Taren Poiny, NSW based sign production company owned and operated by Aboriginal people. Offering a wide range of signage, workwear and promional items, the company is 'Supply Nation Certified.'
Yamari specialises in the provision of total signage solutions including, but not limited to design, fabrication and installation of building identification, way-finding, braille, safety and directional signage products for Government, Emergency Services, Building/construction Industry and Mining Entities. The company, with CEO Scott Franks, a Wonnarua man, operates from Dhrawal land, Taren Point.
Yamari when translated means 'Hand' and 'Ochre' from the stencil-like printes found inside may ancient caves. Since the various Aboriginal clans have inhabited Australia for at least 60,000 years, this probably makes them the original printers - with the oldest surviving hand-prints on the planet!
Yamari has produced and installed many striking signage installations around Australia. here are a few examples.