Jamil Nabolé

The Heartwood Map

Let's Take Over  - Saturday March 5 | Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre

Paying homage and acknowledging our country's Indigenous background, The Heartwood Map guides the audience throughout the works showcased at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre during the 2022 Let's Take Over event. This tress represents each Let's Take Over participant involved in the 2022 program and their shared purpose for the day: to reignite the arts as the community emerges from the coronavirus epidemic. As all forms of art are reborn, The Heartwood Map invites you to further this new chapter of art that we share together.  

A young black man sits with his legs crossed on the steps in front a red opened door with is hands relaxed and folded in his lap. He is wearing a black collared shirt. He has black curly hair.

Artist Bio: Jamil Nabolé (He/Him) is an aspiring event manager and pop culture enthusiast based in Naarm (Melbourne). Previously, Jamil participated in community and school theatre productions, and is currently a leader in the Hume community through the Hume Youth Action Committee and FReeZA. By working with FReeZA, Nabolé has gained extensive knowledge around events planning and management. Jamil is deepening his creative side by focusing on building connections to mental health, social justice issues (like equality for all) and environmental justice.

Why did you apply for Let's Take Over?

I applied for Let's Take Over because I wanted to explore my creative side and push my boundaries by actively participating in a different artistic medium that I usually would pursue.

What have you learnt in Let's Take Over?

I've learnt a lot about the variety of mediums being an artist can come in. I've especially learnt how important collaboration is as your friends in the art community can provide valuable insight about their experiences to help your work.

What is one thing you're excited about for the event?

I'm excited to see how the final version of mine and everyone's works turn out. The vision for my project has changed so much from the start of the program until now!

Image by: Pia Johnson