This artwork draws inspiration from the Ghundinjaha (whale), the movement she creates, and the ocean that surrounds her. I am a Yuin - Monero Woman, fortunate to be raised and now raising my young family on Bunjalung country, watching the whales sing and play their way past our headland on their migration up north. I have always been in awe of these beautiful creatures; they are ancient beings of such profound understanding. The Ghundinjaha is one of my daughters' totems. More about this tail.
Artist: Niah McLeod
Artist bio: Niah is a descendant from the Monero, Wandandian and Yuin people from south eastern Australia and her works tell of stories passed down from her parents which are unique to her history. Niah's painting practice began as a form of meditation, and this background is evident today in her exceptionally fine artworks that lead viewers on a meditative process through the intricate details. Niah's art career has rapidly gained momentum, being commissioned by Tourism Australia to design an Indigenous logo in 2016 and winning the Young Artist Award at the 2017 Paddington Art Prize. She is represented by Kate Owen Gallery. More from this artist: instagram.com/niahmcleod
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.