About Us: Our Logo

This piece being used as the logo for The Well Training is inspired by the organisation’s own concept of who
they are along with the artist’s sense of the passage that it is founded from.

In the Gospel of John (Chapter 4), the writer captures the fascinating (and highly controversial) interaction between Jesus (a male Jew) and an outcast Samaritan woman at a well in Sychar (a Samaritan village). It is filled with challenge, grace, care and truth.

The logo has formal, organised aspects (the writing and the inner circles), representing discipline and order. These are necessary pieces of ministry training, and echo aspects of the story.

The logo is, however, predominately represented by less organised, less than perfect elements. This, as a spiritual principle and as an acknowledgement to the message and method of Jesus is absolutely essential for ministry, especially to those training for marginalised areas.

Around the inner circle is the “U” shapes, these are Aboriginal symbols for people (they are the shape of people who have sat in the dirt/sand). When they face each other they refer to relationship.

In this circle, there are 2 x 7 (7 being a significant Hebrew number). The total of fourteen people references Jesus, the Samaritan woman and 12 disciples. For The Well Training, it also recognises the need for ministry training to be undertaken in community.

The black lines (differing sizes) are pointing to cultural and theological borders being crossed, a central element of the story and an aspect of any ministry training community.

The dot art refers to mystery and sacred knowledge. The students, mentors and those associated with The Well Training will journey through this country.

The dominant feature of the logo is the outer blue diagonal and circular blue lines. These represent different pathways (warruwi), and therefore pilgrimages. They also reference water, especially as an overflow (warrambul).

Water is the key metaphor used by Jesus and the story in bringing to light the need for the Spirit to be poured up from, into, and out from people. Water is also significant to the artist, as in some areas he carries the story of that abundant water. The Water, as can be seen in the logo, is flowing out of the centre (of people, and of the organisation I pray).

Yananga baayamibiyaay
(Go with God
)

Billy JANGALA Williams
Gamilaraay people
dhiiyaan community
January 2023


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