Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Royal Botanic Gardens, barrangal dyara (skin and bones)

This view of the Royal Botanic Gardens includes "barrangal dyara" (skin and bones), a sculptural installation by artist Jonathan Jones. The project recalls the 19th century Garden Palace building, which stood here before it was devastatingly burnt to the ground, along with countless Aboriginal objects that had been collected. It is a response to the immense loss felt throughout Australia due to the destruction of these culturally significant items. The thousands of bleached white shields echo the masses of rubble, the only remnants of the Garden Palace after the fire.


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