About the Logo

ASA NSC 2024 Logo

The NSC24 logo was born from the artwork of the contemporary Aboriginal artist and muralist, Elizabeth Close.

In developing the artwork behind the NSC24 logo, Elizabeth employed a blend of full-colour and individual elements in the logo design, each representing core concepts informed by anaesthetic practice: trust, care, and choice. These ideas were extensively explored in conversations with Elizabeth’s maternal figure, a senior anaesthetist, who played a pivotal role in the creative process. Through this work, Elizabeth aims to shed light on the multifaceted responsibilities of anaesthetists, which may go unnoticed by the general public, including their involvement in procedures like c-sections and just how much trust we place in them.

The artist behind the logo – Elizabeth Close

Elizabeth Close is a contemporary Aboriginal artist and muralist, She is an Anangu woman from the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Language Groups, Elizabeth was born in Adelaide but grew up in outback SA, returning to Adelaide to complete her secondary schooling, and attend university to complete a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing. Elizabeth worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department of a busy Adelaide metropolitan hospital for a decade, while using art to reflect on the lasting effects of intergenerational experiences within her family.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of the Darwin region where NSC2024 will be hosted.  The Larrakia people have a deep, spiritual connection to the land and are responsible for ensuring it is respected by all that use it.

We commit to respecting the land, people and culture of the Larrakia Nation during the conference.

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