Wurrungwuri was officially installed this time last year. It is a gift from a private citizen, to the citizens of Sydney, and is located along the fence-line of Government House in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
It is composed of two, apparently separate, but conceptually cohesive, components. The sandstone blocks are a cascading wave heading towards Farm Cove. The monolith consists of about 16,000 quartz pebbles.
The sign, built into the monolith, is duplicated from a rare shield of the Cadigal peoples, the original inhabitants of the area, pre European settlement.
I have included, after my photographs, an animation from the Wurrungwurri web-site. It is amazing to see the concepualisation of the sculptor, Chris Booth. It is available on U-Tube, so I figure no copyright is being breached. Do watch this animation. The engineering is astounding.
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