First Nations Artwork Commission

Tribe Technology Group Ltd


18 July 2023

Tribe Tech is delighted to have commissioned its first Aboriginal artwork, created by local Nyoongar artist, Janelle Smith. The piece represents Tribe Tech and illustrates the Company’s commitment to acknowledge First Nations people across the globe, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate on today. 

Three sets of footprints around the perimeter depict animals travelling across the land, while symbols in the centre indicate a meeting place, denoting Tribe Tech’s commitment to embracing the community and engaging with Aboriginal people and culture. 

Each symbol in the artwork signifies the foundations of Tribe Tech and its inextricable links with the landscape and community. Travelling tracks around the outer edges represent growth and waterways illustrate forward momentum in tandem with the flow of water through the Nyoongar Boodjar. 

Charlie King, Managing Director of Tribe Tech, commented: “It has been a pleasure working with Janelle to commission our first ever Aboriginal artwork. We’re very proud to display the final piece, which brings to life our commitments and connection with the local community.”


For further information, please visit or contact:

Tribe Technology Group Ltd via Tavistock
Charlie King, Managing Director

Tavistock (Public Relations)  +44 20 7920 3150
Gareth Tredway Rebecca Hislaire



Tribe Tech was founded in 2019 to create a safer, more efficient work environment in the mining industry. Backed by a combined 257 years of experience, the Company was originally established in Australia to service its multinational clients. Since then, Tribe Tech has increased its staff complement to become the largest dedicated RC drill engineering team in the business, and has developed a reputation for automating the toughest tasks in the industry. In the process, Tribe Tech has grown globally with offices and world-class manufacturing facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland as well as Australia. 


Janelle is a Wagyl Kaip, Gnaala Karla Booja Nyoongar woman with connections to the Ballardong regions of the southwest of Western Australia, and grew up on Whadjuk Boodja. Janelle is parent to a strong little Nyoongar boy.

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