WOLLONGONG SCULPTURES CELEBRATE MIGRANT HERITAGE
Visual artist Nerine Martini with Tom Gallo from the WGE Group at the official opening of the Migration Public Art Project in George Dodd Reserve, Wollongong, designed to echo the rich migrant and cultural heritage shaping the history of the region. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR! !!!
Wollongong City Council unveiled a series of sculptures on Friday that pay tribute to the contribution migrants have made to the city.! !
The Migration Project sculptures are in George Dodd Reserve in North Wollongong and were funded by contributions from the migrant community, local businesses and the council.! !
The artworks are mainly built from steel in reference to the industry which provided work for many Wollongong migrants.! !
One features a steel skeletal boat mounted on rusted steel posts and granite stone tiles etched with stories and images.! !
A second features three steel artworks mounted on recycled ironbark timber posts.