Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (ANTaR) has developed an interactive web site, Sea of Hands Online, giving an opportunity for Australians to make a public commitment to justice for Indigenous Australians, as part of the Close The Gap campaign. Visitors to the site, seaofhands.antar.org.au, are able to add their own hand, choosing from a range of hand colours, decoration colours and brush sizes. Contributors are asked to register their name, email address, city/town and state, and are given the option of signing up for the ANTaR newsletter.
The Online Sea of Hands campaign was developed at ANTaR by national communications manager Hilary Blackman, online campaign coordinator Priscilla Brice-Weller. The campaign was launched in Sydney by Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe.
The Sea of Hands site was developed at Hugeobject, Melbourne, by lead developer Andrew Edwards, lead designer Jonathon Chan, designer Helena Chan and project manager Scott Handsaker, with database consultant Stephen Garrett and researcher Shelley Cocker.