Games mascot Borobi kicks off Reconciliation Week at Dreamworld

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi stopped by Dreamworld for a visit this morning to mark the start National Reconciliation Week.

The blue surfing koala reunited with one of his design contributors at the theme park – acclaimed Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton who designed the paintings on Borobi’s paws and surfboard.

Borobi with Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton. PHOTO: Supplied by Dreamworld

Borobi with Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton. PHOTO: Supplied by Dreamworld


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“I’m extremely proud to have designed the Indigenous component of Borobi. It is an incredible honour for the mascot to have an Indigenous influence which leaves his story imprinted in the sand behind him and tells not just an Indigenous story but the story of the Commonwealth Games,” said Ms Sutton.

“Borobi looks absolutely amazing and it’s very significant to meet him here at Dreamworld’s Corroboree display where Aboriginal culture and history is celebrated every day and what a milestone to mark the start of Reconciliation Week.”

Ms Sutton is also the artist-in-residence responsible for the Indigenous artwork at Dreamworld’s  Corroboree attraction which celebrates the traditional culture, language and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Welcoming Borobi today, Dreamworld’s General Manager of Corroboree and Life Sciences Al Mucci said the park would celebrate Reconciliation Week until 3 June with daily Indigenous shows and presentations at Dreamworld Corroboree.

Opened in 2013, Dreamworld Corroboree was created with invaluable assistance and approval from 51 individuals and 22 Indigenous tribes from across Australia.