gawura guruwin at Sculpture by the Sea


WHEN: 7pm 18 Oct 2018 – 4 Nov 2018


gawura guruwin can be seen at Tamarama Beach for Sculpture by the Sea, from October 18 – November 4.

gawura guruwin celebrates the continuous connection of First Nations people to this land and its oceans. Drawn by Elder Uncle Charles Madden, gawura guruwin will be ignited by Elder Uncle Vic Simms with storytelling and sculptural fire engaging the whole community on Friday October 19th at 7pm.

Whale Shark Stories

A selection of fabulous people has been interviewed about their encounters and expertise of these majestic creatures. These recordings will form an audio component of the large beach sculpture.

Do you have a story about Whale Sharks you would like to share? You can submit it on the gawura guruwin blog

About the Artist

Nicole Monks is a trans-disciplinary artist of Yamatji Wajarri, Dutch and English heritage. Living and practicing in NSW, Monks is informed by her cross-cultural identity and her work takes its focus from storytelling, as a way to connect the past with the present and future. Her designs take a conceptual approach, often embedded with narratives, and aim to promote cross-cultural understanding and communication.

Collaborators: Uncle Charles Madden, Krissy Townsend and Teresa Gay.

Image by Uncle Charles Madden.

Nicole Monks is a resident artist under the 107 Presents Residency Program.

Limited edition works and wearable art:

Redfern St studio artist Josh Gilchrist artfully screen printed the gawura guruwin limited edition works and wearable art. Available for sale through the 107 Objects Shop online and in person at 107 Redfern St.

gawura guruwin is supported by:

Black & White Creative, Sculpture by the Sea, 107 Presents, Clitheroe Foundation. The City of Sydney, Create NSW, Finsbury Green, Solid Ground, The Tudor Hotel, East Coast Wildflowers, Jamie Gray, Ashes to Ashes and most importantly the community.