'The combined effects on Victorians of the devastating summer bushfires and of COVID-19 have highlighted the importance of our emergency services, health workers and the many others in essential roles who do so much to serve the Victorian community - not only in a crisis, but all year round. 

Mindful of the great debt of gratitude Victorians have to them, the Governor and Mr Howard decided to invite Victorian artist, Heesco, to create an artwork which encapsulated the spirit of gratitude felt by so many Victorians. 

The completed artwork features images of front-line workers, representatives of just some of the many organisations involved in fighting bushfires and the recovery effort, and in caring for our health and other needs during the global pandemic.'

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IGEM is proud to be included in this work (Grace, second from left) as one of many organisations in Victoria's emergency management sector.