The Great Southern Wall

Keim Mineral Silicate on Concrete
KGV Recreation Centre, The Rocks, Sydney
The Project depicts the early history of The Rocks from the year dot until the times of the Great Southern Land (1788 - Terra Australis).

The Great Southern Wall was the second stage of the original project painted back in 1983, at the KGV Recreation Centre. This mural references historic events via a timeline, from the year dot before the Indigenous Australians to colonial life in the Rocks area.

The second stage came about due to the 25th anniversary to develop the southern part of the site into a more extensive playground which exposed the rest of the wall which had been obscured by trees.

For input from the community, I spoke to centre participants at a Christmas Party and held an exhibition and questionnaire/workshop at the 25th Anniversary Celebration. Workshops were ongoing with the with KGV art class, after school care, and volunteers, with the KGV Art class assisting to complete the mural.

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