Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Kurnell, The Eyes of the Land and the Sea

This large bronze sculpture is located on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. It is one of the three sculptures installed in 2020 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the encounter between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of the HMB Endeavour, commanded by James Cook. 'The Eyes of the Land and the Sea' was designed by Alison Page and Nik Lachacjzak and is described as an ‘abstraction of the ribs of the HMB Endeavour and the bones of the Gweagal totem the whale’. Each rib or bone has a different surface treatment, including carvings and text to represent the numerous layers of culture and history in Kamay Botany Bay.
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