Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Eveleigh, sculpture

This artwork is on display at Eveleigh Works, an industrial blacksmithing workshop in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. 'Save our Ngatji' (Rainbow Serpents), creators of spiritual rivers connecting water, sky, and land (2022) was created by artist Uncle Badger Bates, blacksmith Matt Mewburn and the team at Eveleigh Works. The sculpture was displayed at The Cutaway at Barangaroo as part of the 23rd Biennale in 2022. The Rainbow Serpent is seen as the creator God, known by different Indigenous Australian names by the many different Indigenous Australian people. It is viewed as a giver of life through its association with water, but can be a destructive force if angry. When the rainbow is seen in the sky, it is said to be the Rainbow Serpent moving from one waterhole to another.


  1. Very. creative art work and great photo ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. I wasn't sure what to make of this sculpture at first, but your description helped me to understand and appreciate its meaning. Thank you for sharing the photo at, and for your explanation.

  3. Interesting post. I like the rainbow effect.


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