Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Botanic Gardens, Wurrungwuri

Wurrungwuri” is a sculpture in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Wurrungwuri is an Aboriginal name meaning “this side - on this side of the water”. The sculpture created by Chris Booth and unveiled in 2011, consists of two parts. One part is built from 16,000 threaded quartz pebbles in the pattern of a rare Aboriginal Shield, the "Sydney Shield", after gaining permission from Allen Madden on behalf of the Cadigal people. The other part is a wave-like sandstone that cascades down the lawn towards towards Farm Cove on Sydney Harbour. It is an evolving piece of art where native flora and fauna can make it their home. 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.

15 comments:

  1. Interesting sculpture. Thanks for the background information.

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  2. The Botanic Gardens have the most wonderful sculptures.

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  3. Very interesting. I'd like to see these up close.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-dream-of-lifetime.html

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  4. Thank you for sharing all your explanations as always !

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  5. that's really cool! both structures are unique.

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  6. Hello, interesting sculpture. Great view and photo. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  7. Lovely sculpture and photo ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

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  8. beautiful. the shield part is extremely beautiful.

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  9. It's a very interesting sculpture and I enjoy reading about it's design.

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  10. Nice shot of the sculpture, Jim. The kangaroo paws planted all around it are quite apt too!
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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