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Bundjalung public artwork

'My main concept is based on the themes of the Aboriginal Culture of the area, abundance, water and gathering together.
 
The mural represents Lismore being in the basin where rivers, waterfalls and water holes are a major focus of our lives.

As you stand in the mural space you are positioned in the basin looking into the hills of an evergreen environment.

You can hear the Whian Whian waterfall as it splashes into the waterhole hole and flows onto Rocky Creek Dam. You can almost hear the happiness of people who gather at the waterhole as you stand in the image.

Majestic trees stand tall and proud at the forefront displaying the markings of our sacred sites, our burial grounds and ceremony areas. Telling our stories: reminding us of the Traditional people and their long connection to this place.

As you look beyond the canopy of the trees the traditional markings fill the sky. Step back soak in the abundance, the green, you can almost smell the forest and its life. Know you are welcome in this place of meeting, fun and creation.'

Statement by Bundjalung artist Luke Close, 2017.

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Permanent Collection at the Lismore Base Hospital

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