UrbanGrowth NSW, 2018
ARTSCAPE was instrumental driving the design process for Kau-ma - an Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Area west of Newcastle. Kau-ma consists of a cultural landscape, which is dotted with significant artistic features that explain the history of Indigenous culture at this site.
ARTSCAPE led the design process of Kau-ma, an Aboriginal Conservation Area, engaging closely with Awabakal Stakeholders during the process.
Kau-ma consists of a cultural landscape, which is dotted with significant artistic features that explain the history of Indigenous culture at this site. The Eagle Shelter - one of the features - takes pride of place, overseeing the landscape. Conversely, its position allows people to see it from afar.
The close engagement process, with Indigenous Stakeholders - from start to finish - was deeply rewarding for many reasons. Something that resonates in memory was making design decisions together that weighed up the pros and cons of certain elements acting as proper functioning items ie: a shelter that protects from sun and wind. Versus a preference for designing in such a way that made the shelter appear as though it could take flight!
Public Art Curation
Indigenous Liaison and Engagement
Landscape Documentation: Moir
Landscape Contractor: Daracon