See the whale, sea the dream
This major piece was commissioned by AUSTRAK (Australia Post) and was initially intended to celebrate their ongoing commitment to First Nations culture given the long-standing equal opportunity commitment to employment.
An expression of interest was circulated throughout their Sydney headquarters for staff to submit a design for what they’d like to see upon the vacant wall on entry to their workplace. I was enlisted as the artist who’d steer the design process, sampling elements from several selected designs from the finalists selected.
From the onset, we established there needed to be a water element that dominated the overall design given that, the Gadigal Dreaming is Whale. I also wished to reminisce the fact that from that very site, prior to the desecration of the immediate foreshore by way of towering office blocks and hideous apartment buildings, there would have been an uninhibited view of the water.