A new Port Fairy sculpture pays homage to the region’s rich past.
Charged Landscape features eleven granite boulders, embedded with glowing discs, and was installed on the rail trail on Friday.
Artists Becky Nevin and Jon Dixon said the discs represented the stars of the Milky Way, specifically the Emu in the Sky constellation.
Within the discs are 30 different pictures, representing the site’s multiple histories.
Nevin said the the Leadership Great South Coast arts initiative investigated lesser-known aspects of the Port Fairy site and the area’s history, in a cohesive artwork.
“These represent knowledge shared with us from local historians, Aboriginal elders, geologists, ecologists and fishermen,” she said
It was funded by Hugh Williamson Foundation, the Isobel and David Jones Foundation, the Gall Foundation, Warrnambool City Council and the Glenelg Hopkins CMA and in kind support from Warrnambool Art Gallery, Bamstone, the rail trail committee, Gunditjmara Co-op and the F Project.
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