Photo Kylie Cork
ROADS & MARITIME SERVICES NSW
NAMBUCCA HEADS SERVICE CENTRE SCULPTURE
Roads & Maritime Services, NSW engaged Balarinji to source and work with local Aboriginal stakeholders and artists to develop a sculpture for the Nambucca Heads Service Centre on the State’s north coast. The site is part of the redevelopment of the Pacific Highway and is positioned on the country of the southern Gumbaynggirr people. Working with community-nominated artists Annalisa Wilson, Denise Buchanan and Francine Edwards, and Brisbane sculptor Stephen Newton, Balarinji briefed, facilitated and project managed the commission that brought ‘The Women who Made the Sea’ story to life.
The resulting granite and steel sculpture is a source of pride for the Gumbaynggirr community and educates travellers and locals alike on the Gumbaynggirr Dreaming story and the importance of the area’s ecology.