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Shaun Kirby - Thylacine Art Projects

Shaun Kirby - Thylacine Art Projects, Voyagers, 2007, steel, tile and granite.

This artwork Voyagers by South Australian artist Shaun Kirby and Thylacine Art Projects uses symbols and shapes that respond to Afghan Islamic heritage. The crescent shape is reflects the moon in Islamic culture as well as being a common outback dune shape in both Australia and the east. The rippled tiles are were produced at the JamFactory and reminiscent of the wind blown sand patterns of the outback dunes. With the screen is derived from traditional eastern patterning and also quotes patterns of astral navigation. A small obelisk contains the names in English and Pashto (Arabic script) of the various destinations that the Afghan cameleers travelled to and from.

Whitmore Square/ Iparrityi, Morphett Street

Year Produced

Steel, tile and granite

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