KAMAY BAY SCULPTURES

250th Anniversary of the Endeavour

Visitors to Kamay have the opportunity to engage in the story with a poetically beautiful, culturally significant, tactile experience.

Legacy for future generations

Commemorative bronze sculptures mark the 250th anniversary on the 29th April 2020, of the contact between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of HMB Endeavour, at what is now Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.

2.5 tonne

8m bronze whale

Original artwork

Indigenous artist Theresa Ardler

1.8 Million

Budget AUD

Bronze casting

Billmans Foundry

Services

+ Artistic design consultation
+ Sculpture & Indigenous arts
+ Align Indigenous stakeholders
+ Heritage Planning & Assessment

 

+ Environmental Planning
+ Digital model/3D Foam cut
+ Bronzed Casting / Finishing
+ Onsite installation

Gawura’s (Whales)

The iconic figure of Dharawal Dreaming, the humpback whale, represents symbolically the people Cook encountered – the Gweagal people of Kamay Bay.

Gawura’s (Whales) stand as a welcome by sea, the mother and Baby Humpback whales.

A traditional Fishing Net woven and cast in Bronze and draped over nearby rock crevice.

Two traditional stringy bark canoe forms the second element.

Visible the invisible


Artwork designed by Aboriginal artists Theresa Ardler, Dean Kelly and Phyllis Stewart, with sculptural concept by public artist Julie Squires and ThinkOTS, digital design, fabrication and Installation by ThinkOTS.

These sculptures aim to provide a legacy for future generations to reflect and hear the true stories of this important place by providing a balance to the existing story. This is done by making ‘visible the invisible” – the spirit and culture of the Gweagal People.

Visitors to Kamay have the opportunity to engage in the story with a poetically beautiful, culturally significant, tactile experience.

 

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