Turtle Metal Sculpture by Mick Harding
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Barebin Buk the Long Necked Turtle is native to South East Australia. They are often found in slow moving water, in the still waters of rivers and creeks such as the swamps or wetlands.
He is a good indicator of the health of the wetlands and rivers. He is a spirit animal for many mobs. - Mick Harding
Material: 3mm Corten Steel – designed to rust on the surface (without corroding) and age beautifully over time.
Size: 30cm x 17.6cm
Mick Harding is a proud Taungwurrung Kulin and the artist behind Ngarga Warendj – Dancing Wombat. Aboriginal art in Victoria is unique in its symbolism. It links with our stories and songlines like fingers reaching out to other areas of Australia.
When Mick creates something he express his cultural integrity in place, by being respectful of the interpretation of his culture, and share his story as a Taungwurrung Kulin (Aboriginal man from my traditional country).
“We are the first peoples of this land and have an ongoing responsibility to keep our culture alive and relevant in our current society. We belong to this land” explains Mick.
Mick and the team at Ngarga Warendj encourage our children to express their creative minds to keep alive for the future. “Our children’s future, Our culture, Your culture”
Ngarga Warendj – Dancing Wombat produces high quality contemporary Indigenous Art, using designs based on traditional symbols from South-East Australia.
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