Create Yes is a nation-wide campaign calling on members of the creative industry to come forward and publicly share their support for the Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament.
The idea for Create Yes is a simple one. People are invited to design the word ‘Yes’ in their own way. It can be type, illustration, motion, photography, video – whatever they like – and to share it on social media tagging @create.yes, #createyes and @yes23au along with why they’re voting Yes.
The initiative aims to use creativity to bring together those intending to vote affirmatively, inspire respectful conversations, and create a groundswell for a resounding Yes.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend launch events to promote the campaign on 13 September in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, and 20 September in Hobart.
Join Create Yes for their Perth Launch Event
The Perth event, hosted at Lawson Flats from 6:30pm, is open to all and promises a great, relaxed night for an important cause. Come along and show your support.
Create Yes spokesperson, Cat Burgess, said: “It’s important to amplify this one single word as people need to write the word ‘Yes’ at the ballot box on October 14.”
“Create Yes is about a positive movement that uses the power of creativity to support First Nations people and share the many reasons for voting Yes.”
“We’re expecting hundreds of Yes designs in the coming weeks – already some 50 high-profile Australian designers have contributed Yes images for use by the campaign.”
“Some of the creations so far from the public include animations, sculptures, photos, collages, embroidery and even a Melbourne button-making club group effort.”
The campaign has been developed through a collaboration of leading creative agencies and design studios across the country including Frost*collective, Re (M&C Saatchi), Eskimo, Frame, Block, onesmoothstone, Bigfish, Draw, Futago, Josephmark, Tank, and Nightjar.
Getting involved is easy – all you need is your creativity.
How it Works
Step 1: Create a ‘Yes’ any way you like – type, illustration, photography, motion, video, sculpture. Do it solo or make it a team sport; create one, or multiple. The choice is yours.
Step 2: Post your ‘Yes’ to your socials along with a description of why you’re voting yes.
Step 3: Tag @create.yes, #createyes, and @yes23au in your post, story, or reel.
Step 4: Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to give it a go. Anyone can create Yes.