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Past Kmart Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Kmart, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Kmart hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (100%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (40%),

  • Actuary (20%),

  • Administration (50%),

  • Architecture (20%),

  • Arts and Humanities (40%),

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Locations

  • Melbourne (100%),

  • Canberra (10%),

  • Darwin (10%),

  • Brisbane (10%),

  • Perth (10%),

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Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (100%),

Past Kmart Graduate Programs

Check out some of Kmart's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 53 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Funds Management
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Recruitment
  • Retail
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Register your interest now for our 2023 Kmart Graduate Program!

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 53 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Funds Management
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Recruitment
  • Retail
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Register your interest now for our 2023 Kmart Graduate Program!

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 53 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Funds Management
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Recruitment
  • Retail
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Register your interest now for our 2023 Kmart Graduate Program!

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 11 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software

As a Data Engineer Graduate at Kmart, you'll work on solving exciting retail problems and opportunities by leveraging data analytics and using engineering tools.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Data Science and Analytics

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Data Scientist Graduate at Kmart, you'll work on solving exciting retail problems and opportunities by leveraging data analytics and building analytical models.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods

As a Finance graduate at Kmart, you'll work across our three core Finance functions to support the business to get things done.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Administration

and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Design and User Experience
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Media and Advertising
  • Psychology and Counselling

As a Marketing graduate at Kmart, you'll join the team who are responsible for the total customer journey.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Administration

and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Business and Commerce
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Psychology and Counselling

As a People & Capability graduate at Kmart, you'll help to support and guide team members across the business, by ensuring Kmart is a great place to work and grow together!

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Operations

As a Supply Chain graduate at Kmart, you'll work on projects that focus on on projects and processes to support and optimise the performance of our supply chain.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design and User Experience
  • Engineering Software
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications

As a Technology graduate at Kmart, you'll work on projects with the aim of providing world class technology at low cost and seeing technology drive growth for our business.

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Brisbane

and 6 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 38 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Consulting
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Recruitment
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Join the Kmart Graduate Team for a Q&A session as we answer all of your questions around our upcoming Graduate Program.

About Us

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Brighter futures start here

As Australia’s biggest and most loved retailer, we’ve been brightening up everyday life for families for over 50 years. At our stores, distribution centres, and offices in Australia and New Zealand. All around the globe. Our diverse and inclusive 47,000 strong team come together for a common cause. Giving families easy access to our on-trend products and incredibly low prices – it’s the heart of everything we do.

As a leader in the retail market, we’re optimistic about our future and yours. We’re relentless in our pursuit for results, but changing at a rapid rate, giving you challenging work that you’ll be proud of. We celebrate your uniqueness and individuality. Because at Kmart it’s not just what you do, it’s who you are that makes every day living brighter.

We’re here to make everyday living brighter

From humble beginnings in Burwood East, Victoria, in 1969, we’re now an essential part of 300 communities, and proud of it! From bedding to apparel to kitchenware and beyond. We’re designing and creating the products people reach for every day.  

In-store, online, or Click & Collect – getting the products we love into the hands of happy customers is what we aim to do best. From the remote outback to coastal towns and big cities, and everywhere in-between. We’re progressive in our pursuit to create seamless customer journeys for satisfied shoppers. 

Our Values

Our team members think Kmart is a great place to work and they love our open and honest culture. Our values are strong and we believe that integrity, boldness, teamwork and customer service drive success.

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Think Customer – we put the customer at the heart of everything we do

Take Care – we take care of ourselves and those around us

Live Integrity – we do the right thing

Grow Together – we achieve the best results together

Reach Higher – we are relentless in our pursuit to be better

Why Join Us?

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Why Kmart?

We know that graduates will be pleasantly surprised by the vast career potential that the retail industry holds! 

Think of retail jobs, and you’ll likely think first of the cashiers and retail assistants you see when you enter a store. These team members perform a vital function and makeup the majority of employees in the retail sector. However, there are a whole range of careers that support behind the scenes — from buyers and designers, to legal counsel, marketing to human resources, information technology, accountants, data experts and supply chain specialists - they all have an important role to play.  As a Kmart graduate you will discover first-hand the endless career opportunities available!

We are looking for the brightest stars to join the Kmart Graduate Program! Your 18-month Graduate Program will fast track your growth and development.

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Our program provides you with:

  • A comprehensive, structured development program that will support you in getting established in your career, as well as enable you to build and leverage your expertise to begin your journey to becoming a future leader.  
  • Various rotations to expose you to a variety of teams within your function to build your skills, knowledge, and networks, whilst working on real, challenging projects.  
  • Support from a network of fellow graduates and buddies to help guide you on your journey
  • Exposure to inspiring senior executives and leaders from across the business
  • On successful completion of the graduate program, a supportive transition into a permanent role in the business

My Kmart Career- One Word from Talent & Engagement Team

Graduate Program

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Grow your career

We are looking for students from a diverse range of different degrees who have the energy, motivation, and capabilities to drive themselves and our organisation to reach higher! We are entering a new phase of our business and have a range of tangible and exciting projects that you will get to work on. If you are someone who can hit the ground running, devour new challenges, and generate fresh ideas then we want you!

We’ll provide an environment that supports and nurtures you. 

Our Graduate Program provides an opportunity for you to gain professional development, to learn on-the-job, tackle challenging projects, move across various teams, and gain exposure to senior leaders.

Perks & Benefits

The perks of being part of the Wesfarmers business, you’ll receive a free One Pass (Club Catch) membership for catch.com.au and your very own discount card for Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Bunnings, plus a range of other handy perks and discounts through our Kmart For You benefits program. 

What capabilities do we look for in graduates?

We don’t just want good…we want AMAZING! The capabilities we are looking for in our graduates are:

Innovative

Creating new and better ways for the organisation to be successful. 

Collaborates

Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Drives Results

Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Curiosity

Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning opportunities.

Awareness of Self & Others

Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain a productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses

Application Process

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Now that we have captured your interest, let us tell you more about what you can expect as part of our recruitment process and some helpful hints for each stage.

Step 1: Complete an online application form

This helps us capture information about your skills, background, and experiences. We want to hear why you are the right fit for us! Make sure you check to see that you are eligible for the program and share relevant details with us as well as your motivation for applying!

Applications due to open mid-2022

Step 2: Online assessments 

This stage of the recruitment process helps us understand more about who you are, not just your skills, but your preferred ways of working. 

Step 3: Video interview 

The video interview is an online interview where you will record your responses to a range of questions for us to view. It allows us to get a better understanding of who you are and your communication style. We will also be looking for several competencies that we want to see in our graduates and that are important to us! 

Step 4: Assessment Centre and Interview

The Assessment Centre gives us the chance to meet you and an opportunity for you to interact directly with us! You will participate in a range of activities during the session, but most importantly, this is an opportunity for you to learn more about Kmart as a company, see who you would be working with and gain a stronger understanding of what your day to day could look like at Kmart.

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Employee Profiles

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People & Capability - Sarah

Technology - Dara from Talent & Engagement Team

Social Responsibility

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As a large retailer we take our responsibility very seriously to care for and respect our planet and all the lives that we touch. We have an opportunity to use our relationships and scale to make a difference. We know that we can’t address the big sustainable development challenges working alone. That’s why our Better Together sustainable development program is built on partnerships. We believe that by working together and utilising each other's strengths, we can achieve better outcomes for today and a brighter future for tomorrow. 

Here you can read more on our Better Together sustainable development program.

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At Kmart, we are committed to ensuring we have diversity within our teams and that we’re an inclusive place to work and shop. We aim to make Kmart welcoming for everyone and to ensure our team reflects the communities we operate in. We are focused on creating employment opportunities for team members with Indigenous backgrounds and ensuring that our teams reflect the diversity in the communities in which we operate. By December 2030, Kmart is committed to achieving 40:40:20 gender balance (40% women, 40% men and 20% either gender or gender diverse) in leadership roles across all Kmart business functions.

Perks & Benefits

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As a Kmart Graduate you will be afforded flexibility, autonomy and accountability in your role.

In addition, you’ll receive excellent remuneration, inclusion in company bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan and an amazing benefits program too!

…and last but not least, you will also receive a free Club Catch membership for catch.com.au and your very own discount card for Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Bunnings!

 

Diversity & Inclusion

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At Kmart we’re on a mission to make everyday living brighter. That means fostering an inclusive environment for all of our team members, customers and communities in which we operate so that everyone – no matter their gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, thought, experience, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity - can feel respected and safe.

Our People Strategy is to ensure Kmart is a great place to work and grow together and a key element of this is to be progressive in creating equality in our workplace; enabling us to innovate, make better business decisions and create the most value for our team members, our customers and our wonderful Kmart communities. 

Did you know we’re a part of something bigger?

Owned by Wesfarmers Limited, the Kmart Group, is creating an even more satisfying shopping experience for all of our customers, no matter where they are in the world.

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Our team is family

The Kmart family stretches right around the world, and it’s only because of our employee’s hard work, support, patience and dedication that we can truly make everyday living brighter for our customers. If you would like to join our Kmart family then please check out our graduate roles available, we’d love to hear from you!

LGBTIQA+

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Kmart have recently partnered with Pride in Diversity to support and grow the Kmart Group Pride Network in FY22. We have launched online LGBTIQA+ awareness training ande looking forward to furthering our journey through inclusive leadership, awareness, education and celebration.

Disability

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At Kmart we are focused on creating an accessible and inclusive environment for both our customers and team members. As such are focused on initiatives to increase accessibility for our customers and team members. In 2021 Kmart became a member of the Include-Ability Network with the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Network consists of Australias largest public and private sector employers and membership is by invitation of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner.  By joining the network Kmart is committing to our ongoing focus of the inclusive employment of people with disability which includes initiatives such as our Disability Employment Program

“Working with Kmart has not only enhanced my people skills but has also given me a feeling that I can positively contribute to something every day. I’m so grateful to have teammates who support and encourage me every step of the way.” Elisha Bourman Bath, Customer Greeter

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You can also check out Lachlan’s story, since filming in 2018 Lachlan has moved to one of Brisbane’s larger stores to grow his career and was also a finalist in Kmart’s 2020 Queensland annual awards program, ‘KAwards’.

Accessibility

Kmart have also introduced Quiet Space which offers customers and team members an opportunity to shop in a low-sensory environment with reduced noise, lighting and distractions from 3.30pm to 5.30pm every Wednesday in selected stores. This initiative was collaboratively brought to the Kmart environment from the Facilities, Property, Marketing, Technology, Corporate Affairs, People & Capability and Operations Teams. As part of this project Kmart worked with community partners to implement sensory maps which are available on the Kmart website. 

Gender Equality

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Kmart Group aim to achieve 40% women in leadership roles, 40% of men in leadership roles and 20% of either gender or identifying as gender diverse in leadership roles* by 2030 across all areas of the business.

Currently, over 40% of business functions fall within the 40:40:20 gender balance range with an organisational ratio of 43% women in leadership roles and 57% men in leadership roles.

Kmart is focused on enhancing leadership team focus, explicit targets and quarterly reporting of progress across all functions.  In 2020, Kmart Group introduced our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well offering for our corporate offices encouraging our team members to utilise a range of flexible working options. Kmart also offers paid parental leave regardless of gender with 12 weeks for primary carers and 2 weeks for non-primary carers.

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Kmart believe in creating awareness and educating the workforce, as part of this commitment we celebrate a number of inclusive dates throughout the year through virtual and in-person events. Featured below, is an International Women’s Day celebration held at Kmart National Office.

Check out Suganya’s story as she talks about her own career journey in Technology at Kmart. Suganya shares experiences of her parental leave, flexibility and professional development: https://au.work180.co/blog/getting-a-thrill-out-of-fixing-bugs

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*We define gender balance in leadership role as at least 40 per cent females and 40 per cent males. Leadership roles are defined as manager-grade and above, including all buyers, planners and store managers (not including assistant store managers).

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

We are committed to understanding, supporting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. We are focused on creating employment opportunities for team members with Indigenous backgrounds and ensuring that our teams reflect the diversity in the communities in which we operate. Kmart have introduced our Deadly Store Network which focuses on building cultural confidence, cultural safety and retention within our workforce. Kmart also have an Indigenous Employment and Engagement team supporting our workforce. 

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Kmart achieved three per cent representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in September 2020 and continues to grow this now having over 3.9% representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation. 

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As part of Kmart’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, Kmart launched the Employment Pathways Program in partnership with the Australian Retailers Association, Yarpa Indigenous and Employment Hub NSW Land Council, Target and Officeworks. You can watch the graduation video here:

Ignite the Wonder

Equally important with these activities, is how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers feel about shopping in our stores. Kmart engaged creative agency Gilimbaa to create a piece of Indigenous artwork to express Kmart’s acknowledgement and celebration of Indigenous culture, peoples and connection to communities. The artwork titled ‘Ignite the Wonder’ has been installed at five stores with more on the way.

This beautiful artwork was created by Indigenous artist Rachael Sarra. Kmart’s vision is for Ignite the Wonder to be our voice of support, recognition and acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their rich and diverse culture.

Together with Gilimbaa we wanted to capture the meaning and essence of the artwork, so please enjoy this short video, or see below for details on each of the elements that come together to make, Ignite the Wonder.

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Images: “Ignite the Wonder” by Rachel Sarra – Gareng Goreng Artist. Glimbaa Creative Agency

About the artist Rachael Sarra

“The connection to my culture and the spirit of my ancestors ignites a purpose within. This connection lives in me, in my mind and in my spirit. It is an energy. Filling me with joy, warmth and wonder. This connection is for all of us, for all of us to feel, for all of us to share. So, I painted this feeling, I painted this place.”

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