People of River: Wooditjup Bilya River

People of River: Wooditjup Bilya River

Margaret River HEART, Wallcliffe Road
2014, reworked 2020
Funded by:
Royalties for Regions Super Town Funding

This vibrant piece incorporates the contemplative words of local poet Miranda Aitken with the artwork background a print of an oil painting by Diane Hunter.

It is a lyric poem uniting all who have stood still by the Wooditjup Bilya (Margaret River) and its importance to the Wadandi people.

The artwork contains colours of the local environment – greens and blues with dashes of yellow.  The panels allow light to shine through evoking watery elements and movement.

In 2014 the poem was originally printed on a painted background into a single rectangle of digiglass and located at the corner of Bussell Highway and Churchill Avenue. In 2020, following the redevelopment of the Cultural Centre into Nala Bardip Mia – Margaret River HEART, the piece was reworked into five Perspex panels and relocated to the Margaret River HEART gardens.

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