Interpretation Design, Public Artwork
Created in collaboration with Greenhatch & Partners, and commissioned artists Judy Nicholson and Jamie Symon, this artwork explores the historical and contemporary cultural significance of the Victoria Park site.
Strata of Memory traces the history of the site from the Wurundjeri people’s past and present connection to the land through to the early development of the suburb and the oval, the birth of the Collingwood Football Club and the evolution of Victoria Park as the heart of the local community.
In collaboration with Aboriginal artists Judy Nicholson and James Symon, a large component of the work tells a story of connection to Country, life by the Yarra River in the Dreamtime for the Wurundjeri tribe and the coming together of the Kulin clans to play the traditional game of marngrook.
Incorporating traditional timeline typography with recessed dates and brass plaques, the sand-blasted and dyed concrete is a lasting reminder of the sense of place of this beloved community site.