107 Presents: gawura guruwin at Sculpture By The Sea 2018

107 Presents: gawura guruwin for Sculpture By The Sea 2018

By Nicole Monks in collaboration with Elder Uncle Charles Madden, Kristine Townsend, Teresa Gay and Nhurra (Mob).

Created for Sculpture By The Sea 2018, gawura guruwin celebrated the continuous connection of First Nations people to this land and its oceans. Drawn by Elder Uncle Charles Madden, gawura guruwin was ignited in a sculptural fire engaging the whole community on Friday, October 19th.

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Screen printed at Redfern Street by resident artist Josh Gilchrist, the limited edition gawura guruwin tee features the rock art design drawn by Elder Uncle Charles Madden. The tee is available to purchase on our online store, or in person at 107 Redfern Street. All proceeds go to supporting the artists involved in gawura guruwin.

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Hear the stories

Throughout the gawura guruwin project, we worked with artist Nicole Monks to collect stories from people who had seen, or heard of, a whale shark in the Sydney basin. Listen to the stories here.

Add your story

Sculpture By The Sea may be over, but we’re still looking for stories from people who have some connection to the whale sharks in the Sydney Basin. Whether you’ve seen a shark yourself, know someone who has, or were just touched by the stories, we’d like to hear from you! Contribute your story on the gawura guruwin blog.

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gawura guruwin was made possible through the support of the following:

Black & White Creative, Sculpture by the Sea, 107 Presents, Clitheroe Foundation, 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.

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