Sculptures at Wadjemup: Yoowarl Koorl Djinang / Come Look See Exhibition
Visit this outdoor art exhibition and enter a space of peaceful contemplation at the Wadjemup Museum Sculpture Garden.
The artworks inform visitors of the power of art as a tool for unification, and a reminder of both individuality and collectiveness. Each of the pieces are for sale.
The Sculpture Garden is accessible to view 24/7.
New artworks for sale as part of Sculptures at Wadjemup: Yoowarl Koorl Djinang / Come Look See:
I am interested in how the intentions to both protect the natural environment of Wadjemup, and increase visitor numbers to the island, can be reconciled. With a rickety, fluoro timber structure bolted onto an earthy ceramic base, Construct highlights the potential incongruence of this arrangement. The makeshift construction brings temporary shelters to mind; and the use of beach sand recalls making sandcastles, in response to memories of visiting Wadjemup as a child.
The Wadjemup Seedpod (2023)
The seed embodies the universe's blueprint, encompassing its beginning and end, representing life, growth, and hope. Like plants surviving hostile environments, the Wadjemup island's desire to heal from its traumatic past is depicted through a stainless steel and glass seedpod connected to the ground by a woven umbilical cord. The coloured glass emphasizes the seed's potential, while the combination of modern and natural elements represents the past and present connection with the land. This analogy highlights the island's journey towards healing and growth, overcoming its dark history.
Diving Buoy (2023)
For people of the sea, buoys and their colours represent a determined nautical language but to the everyday person, these beacons are abstract and playful forms, perched across the ocean. Wadjemup is surrounded by these navigational markers. We have anthropomorphised these marine markers to depict a boy diving into the water. We hope this sculpture on land will turn people’s eyes to the abundance of ‘ﬂoating sculptures’ that surround the island.
A Beacon for Lost Spirits (2023)
Thank you to Stuart Bryce.
A sculpture exploring the natural growth pattern seen in flowers and seed arrangements. The artwork is created utilizing a Spiral Phyllotaxis pattern which emerges during the growth of plants like sunflowers, pine-cones and pineapples.