New Aboriginal art installation at Centennial Park

Published: 14 May 2021

A new Aboriginal art installation in Centennial Park showcases native plants, animals and local indigenous culture.

A new Aboriginal art installation is open to the public at Centennial Park, bringing to life the story of the Guriwal Trail.

Shannon Foster, a D’harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper and artist, designed the installation, as well as a virtual tour.

“We chose a water-themed narrative that captures the essence of Centennial Park’s natural history, a place where a freshwater spring feeds a series of ponds that flow into the nearby ocean,” Ms Foster said.

The Guriwal Trail was first established in 1998 in partnership with the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation of La Perouse and volunteers have helped regenerate the bushland around the art instillation, says Suellen Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Greater Sydney Parklands.

“In the last five years, volunteers have dedicated more than 6,000 hours of weeding and planting to ensure the site reflects the natural beauty of its ancient history,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

Centennial Park has about 31 million visitors each year and the artwork is part of the NSW Government’s 50-Year Vision for the new Greater Sydney’s Parklands.

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