This design is based around the interconnections and the inter-relationships we have with our kinship to our land, our animals, our plant life, fresh water, salt water, and our skies. They want to convey the importance of sustainability and survival of culture. Yes, it's about identity and cultural landscape yet it is also about diversity and differences in connection to the land. More about this tail.
Artist: Wanita Lowe & Nioka Lowe-Brennan
Artist bio: Wanita Lowe is a proud Dunghutti Biripi woman who grew up on Wiradjuri country as a state ward and is accepted in that community too. She studied Cultural Arts and Visual Arts and hope to pass her knowledge on through teaching once her TAE is completed. Her daughter Nioka is a proud Dunghutti Biripi Gameroi woman who is accepted as Wiradjuri also. Nioka has studied Visual Arts and is now working as a gallery assistant at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-op. More about the artists.
Dimensions: This is a large whale tail which measures approximately 175cm tall, 172cm wide and 112cm deep. Weight approximately 40kg.
Other information: This sculpture is make out of fire-retardant fibreglass resin. It is suitable for display indoors and outdoors.