Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Botanic Gardens, Wurrungwuri

“Wurrungwuri” is a sculpture created by Chris Booth at the Royal Botanic Gardens and unveiled in 2011. The Aboriginal name, Wurrungwuri, means “this side - on this side of the water”. The sculpture consists of two parts. This part is a wave-like sandstone form which appears to emerge from the bedrock below Government House to cascade down the lawn towards Sydney Harbour. It is an evolving piece of art where native flora and fauna can make it their home, while it pays deep respect to the Cadigal, the traditional Aboriginal custodians. The Johnson Estate Sculpture was a gift to Sydney by a keen art lover, who committed the bulk of his estate for a sculpture overlooking Sydney Harbour.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Jim, now have I seen your photos on your blog, there are great shots and even though we are often already far and away, to Australia, we have not already done, maybe it will never be what times, but I see I now always at your pictures ... warm greetings from Geli

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  2. Is this fairly new, or have I just not been down there for a long time. I really like this, very textural. I haven't seen a lot of the things both you and Peter have been featuring of the Gardens lately.

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  3. Ann, yes this very new. It was only completed a few months ago.

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  4. Beautiful, Jim...the art, the blue sky, the deep blue water. A lovely photo indeed.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  5. It fits in beautifully with the landscape.

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  6. Such a beautiful sculpture.

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    My share Watery Wednesday.

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  7. I wonder if kids climb this sculpture, if that is even allowed.

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  8. Beautiful sculpture! The Botanic garden seems to be full of treasures!

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  9. ewok1993, I have seen children climbing over these sculptures but recently they've put up signs asking people not to do so.

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  10. Intriguing sculpture that seems to demand views from all angles! Beautiful!

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  11. You really never run out of lovely things to post, considering all of these are just in Sydney!

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  12. Love the sculptured structure in the center, and what an interesting and beautiful sight. It must be a real treat to go there for a picnic or a slow walk with your camera. What a nice post this week. genie

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  13. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work

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  14. Something else to see, interesting story behind this sculpture Jim.

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