Artworks

Signage along the trail will introduce each sculpture and artist listed here, in greater detail. Augmented reality technology is also used to display video, audio and more images.

  • Reconciliation Shield: Tamara Murray, Barkandji/Yorta Yorta. “...the River is the Giver of Life to everyone who lives in or visits our community”
  • Creature Seats: Liam Campbell, Wiradjuri; Sara Jackson-Edwards, Wamba Wamba; Raymond Jackson-Edwards, Wamba Wamba; Jaidyn Hampton, Malyangaba.
  • Googar: Darren Wighton, Wiradjuri. “A larger than life version of a small wooden toy goanna that our children would play and learn with in traditional times.”
  • Wiradjuri Woman: Leonie McIntosh, Wiradjuri. You can imagine “a spirit breaking free” from this 400 year old Iron Bark tree stump.
  • Vertical Message Sticks: Girralang Rolyat (Carmel Taylor), Wiradjuri. “My name is Girralang. I am a Wiradjuri Woman. I am who I am and I know who I am.”
  • Bogong Moth Migration: Ruth Davys, Wiradjuri. “Traditionally, each year the Indigenous people of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria met at Mungabareena to perform ceremonies, exchange goods and discuss tribal lore...then travel to the high country to feast on Bogong Moths.”
  • ‘Maya’ Fish Trap Sculpture: Uncle Ken (Tunny) Murray, Darren Wighton & Andom Rendell, “These traps were woven from reeds and could even be customized to trap specific fish as well as allowing smaller fish to escape, thus preserving the species for the future.”
  • The Bigger Picture: Katrina Weston, Barkindji/Nyampa, “The river is central to our being. It provides us with food, water, shelter and creation stories...We are moving, evolving to adapt to our ever changing environment/society.”
  • Teaming Life of Milawa Billa: Daniel Clegg, Robyn Heckenberg, John Murray, Aunty Edna Stewart, Aunty Muriel Williams (Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk Steering Committee), “Gawaymbanha-gu Wiradjuri Ngurambang”
  • Leaving Our Mark, Wagirra Crew: Curtis Reid, Jarret Trewin, Harry Dennis, Leroy Eggmolesse, Shane Charles. “Working on the Wagirra Trail connects us with this country and our culture. These images are our way of telling you about our connection and our story along the trail.”
  • Goanna: Kianna Edwards, Wiradjuri, “It holds a significant place in my spirit. It’s my totem. My story. My culture.”