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Public Art design selected for Darwin’s Bicentennial Park

Public Art design selected for Darwin’s Bicentennial Park
July 30, 2021

For the Bicentennial Park Public Art Project, City of Darwin has selected a concept design - ‘mirragma gunugurra-wa (bamboo raft)’ - developed by local Larrakia artists, Roque Lee and Trent Lee in collaboration with public art consultants Garuwa Creative due to its significance for Larrakia people.

The design brings together two cultural stories deeply connected to the site chosen for the installation in Darwin.

The artists designed the concept after two weeks of intensive professional development with Garuwa Creative and renowned Melbourne multi-disciplinary artist, Patricia Piccinini.

The proposed materials for building the artwork include case moulded concrete, and sand cast aluminium, selected based on strength, durability and safety.

Lord Mayor Kon Vastalis said that this project focuses on the contribution of Darwin’s First Nations’ history, through bringing a Larrakia story to life through the concept articulated by the artists Roque and Trent Lee. 

Lord Mayor Vastalis advises “Public art enhances our natural and built environments, it builds upon our cultural heritage, diversity, sense of identity and provides opportunities for the artist to contribute to the development of the city’s creativity and vibrancy. It also builds a greater sense of community ownership, connectedness and belonging.

“I am very excited by the chosen design and I look forward to the reaction from the public once the artwork is installed later this year.

“By embracing and celebrating the story of public art throughout Darwin, Darwin will be a more attractive place for both residents and visitors.”

Final detailed design will now be completed with the artwork being installed at the Daly Street end of Bicentennial Park by mid-2022.

More information on public art is available at darwin.nt.gov.au/community/programs/arts-and-cultural-development/city-of-darwin-public-art-program.

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