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Cultural Marker

Jacob Logos, Taylor Power-Smith and Students of Challa Gardens Primary School and Gilles Street Primary School Students

Jacob Logos, Taylor Power-Smith with students, 2017, engraved granite paving. Photo S Rendoulis

The City of Adelaide, artist Jacob Logos, members of the Kaurna community and wider Aboriginal community came together to create this Cultual Marker - which was launched in NAIDOC Week 2017.

The granite used is South Australian and was selected for its colour and connection to this land. At the centre of the design, solar lights form a representation of the Kaurna shield. The engravings are one of the most important aspects of the artwork. Through the help of Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi, a committee of Kaurna people, teachers, linguists and language enthusiasts, a list of Kaurna words and their English translations were compiled and these were then interpreted through illustrations by Aboriginal students from Challa Gardens Primary School and Gilles Street Primary School, facilitated by Aboriginal Community Education Officer Taylor Power-Smith.

This Cultural Marker aims to be both an educational tool for the general public as well as a highly symbolic public artwork that marks a historical traditional meeting place for the original custodians.

Reconciliation Plaza, Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide

Year Produced
2017

Materials
Engraved granite paving

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