A public artwork celebrating aboriginal culture and reconcilliation in the Peel region of Western Australia.
This public artwork commemorates the life and times of significant Aboriginal leader Yaburgurt (George Winjan) has been installed in Mandjar Square on the Mandurah Foreshore.
Title: Bindjareb Dreaming
Client: City of Mandurah
Location: Mandurah Foreshore
Designers: Peter Farmer Jason Hirst Mark Welsh
Description: Graphic Design 3-D Modelling Print Production
This artwork has been created to bring to life and commemorate the character of Yaburgurt and his people, representing themes of societal changes, understanding and reconciliation. The artwork overlooks the waterway and includes a spherical shape with printed glass panels that represent the six Noongar seasons as well as highlighting Mandurah’s Aboriginal ancient and contemporary aspects of life and culture. City of Mandurah originally approached by the Aboriginal community and the Koolbardie Talking Group to work with them to create an artwork to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his passing. Noongar artist Peter Farmer and Little Rhino / Fabrik created the vibrant, interactive artwork in Mandurah’s cultural hub. The artwork’s sphere represented the earth, reminding communities that they are part of a global community. The artwork houses lighting which illuminates the glass artwork at night time.