Council began installing a sculpture by Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley from Janbal Gallery, on Johnston Road today.
This artwork will be unveiled on Monday 16 July as part of the NAIDOC 2018 Celebrations.
The artwork consists of 12 poles wrapped in vinyl designs taken from Binna’s paintings of bush tukka.
The title of the sculpture is ‘Dreaming Of The Oldest Rainforest Bush Foods’ and each pole represents bama from different generations coming together to share mayi (food) and teach the new generations how to gather and
harvest bush foods.
This sculpture is a collaboration between Douglas Shire Council, Queensland Government and Janbal Gallery using funds from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).