The artwork connects each viewer to the ancient story of Whale Dreaming and captures Saltwater Country. My whale tale sits along the 'treasure hunt' where it will also connect the viewer to the stars and moon that mirrors the landscape of Gadigal Country. The stars reference 'Biami', my people's creator (Wiradjuri nation), who protects us, guides us and watches over us, along with our ancestors and the journeys the whales make under the stars. The artwork features the ancient tracks that connect the clans to each other and the sharing of stories and culture. More about this tail.
Artist: Graham Toomey
Artist bio: Graham Toomey is a 'freshwater man' of the 'Wurramunga' clan of the Wiradjuri nation and also of the Wongaibon nation of Western NSW. His visual art practice involves creating paintings, ceramics, word work, public art and installations. More from this artist: grahamtoomey.com/about
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.