For 25 years the Sea of Hands has been a symbol that engages Australians with Reconciliation. Each year schools, community groups, and businesses book Hands Up! for events like National Close the Gap Day, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, to launch Reconciliation Action Plans, or at any time! 

The Sea of Hands could visit your community in 2022 to mark:

  • National Close the Gap Day (3rd Thursday in March)
  • The Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum (27 May)
  • Sorry Day (26 May)
  • National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June)
  • NAIDOC Week (3-10 July)

The Sea of Hands has been a symbol of solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and leaders on rights and reconciliation issues since 1997. Our first landmark installation outside Parliament House in Canberra on 27 October 1997 had 70,000 hands in the colours of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

We have been at the heart of the reconciliation movement since that time, and through our Sea of Hands movement, more than a million Australians have participated in community installations around the country.

Your community could be next to join in!