Hunting Sticks by sculptor Col Henry. A collaboration he says, between himself, an elder, and a young Aboriginal. Using 316 marine gauge stainless steel, three millimetres thick, filled with concrete.
Scrub Spirits also by Col Henry, about 3.5 metres tall.
By Brett Garling, named First Lesson
Initial stages of this bronze cast sculpture involved the community at Baradine, N.S.W.
Information board reads in part: "the site was a sacred Aboriginal site, but what particularly took my interest was that it was used as an Aboriginal hunting ground and camp site. I came up with the idea of a father teaching his son about the gorge and its uses as far as hunting. I came up with the idea of the young child sitting on his father's shoulders and him sitting on top of the gorge pointing down into it".
(side-stepping for a moment) ....White-throated Treecreeper
Yuundu Yuundu by Ken Hutchinson
Display boards like this shared the story from the sculptor during the creative process
Information board reads: "Yuundu is a Gamilaroi word for 'axe' and the work represents Aboriginal stone-axe technology and European axe technology. We went to the site at Dandry Gorge and there were a hell of a lot of axe grinding marks, and that spoke very strongly to me of the technology of stone axe making, and it was just apparent it was right up my alley, I thought right, 'A stone axe, I'm a stone worker' ...."
and continues "I've been swinging off a 9 inch angle grinder for two weeks. This is a marathon and I've bitten off a hell of a lot to get these two works done, but I'm going to have a good rest after the project, that's for sure.