Reclamation: Culture, Spirit and Place

Back in January Jon Stanhope unveiled a new public arts commission in Garema Pl. right in the city. The media release put out by Stanhope’s office reads:

“…Created by Western Australian artist Sandra Hill (Nyoongar) as principal artist, in collaboration with local artist Jim Williams (Ngunnawal), the artwork consists of a ceramic tile mosaic set into the pavement and framed by decorative metal panels. The artwork depicts a variety of totemic animals and includes references to the Molonglo River and its waterways…

The artist Sandra Hill stated that “…the artwork celebrates the survival of the spirit, the courage and the dignity shown by the Ngunnawal people as they move into the future…” “

Garema Pl Mosaic garema_pl2.jpg Pillars Pillars

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Filed under Architectural Installations, Art, Australia, Canberra, Community Projects, Floor, Indigenous, Mosaic, Public Art, Tile Art, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Reclamation: Culture, Spirit and Place

  1. 🙂 You’re welcome Rich. Glad you like it!

  2. Thanx for lin to Flickr – very interesting colection.Rgds Rich

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