NAIDOC (National Aboriginals and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, the theme is “For Our Elders”, honouring the wisdom, resilience and leadership of the First Nations elders who have shaped the past, present and future of Australia.

One of the ways Xbox Australia and New Zealand has shown its support for NAIDOC Week is by collaborating with the talented First Nations artist Rubii Red (@lifeofrubii), who created a stunning custom hand-painted Xbox Series S console inspired by the theme. The console features vibrant colours, intricate patterns and symbols representing the connection between elders, community and land. It is gorgeous in every respect.

Rubii is no stranger to Xbox collaborations. She has previously designed artwork for Xbox in celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – showcasing an interpretation of connection, community and journey – as well as having her art displayed on a tram as part of RISING Melbourne – a festival of art, music and culture.

In addition to the custom hand-painted Xbox Series S console being a beautiful piece of art, it is also a way to raise funds and awareness for a worthy cause. The console will be auctioned off through Rubii’s website, and all donations will go to ID Know Yourself, a not-for-profit organisation offering mentoring and support for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

Interested gamers who might want to see this gorgeous hand-painted Xbox Series S in person, can do so by visiting the Microsoft Experience Centre in Westfield Sydney throughout NAIDOC Week. Gamers can also follow Rubii on Twitter – to see more photos of the console and keep up with her future projects – or even on Twitch, where she can be seen playing games or creating art.

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