'Road Trip: The Murray Bridge Bunyip'
Original artwork by Michelle Driver, 2023 - READY TO HANG!
Hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen)
"Road Trip: Murray Bridge Bunyip" serves as a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the intersection of indigenous storytelling, environmental conservation, and the transient nature of cultural icons.
This tapestry invites viewers to contemplate the indigenous story of the Mulyawonk, which holds deep roots in the region's history. Through this narrative, we are reminded of the importance of conservation and the delicate balance between the natural world and human intervention. The gradual fading and renovation of the Murray Bridge Bunyip reminds us of our shared responsibility to protect and preserve the ecosystems and cultural heritage that have sustained us for generations.
Since the unveiling of Adelaide’s Big Scotsman in 1963, Australia has full embraced Big Things. Many of these Big Things hold hold a kitsch nostalgia as road trip markers, and a reason to stop and ‘stretch your legs’. Our love of supersizing fruit, animals, clothing, and even a Hills Hoist, embodies the Australian sense of humour.
:: 79.5cm w x 59cm h (31.3" x 23.2")
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