Muttonbird Island Public Art

Client: National Parks & Wildlife, Coffs Harbour City Council and Arts Mid North Coast

Project: Giidany Miirlarl Outdoor Education Space (Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour), public art collaboration with Gumbaynggirr artists.

The project incorporates an outdoor education and performance space and timber entry ramp to the island, providing shelter and a place for story telling, learning, and rest. Integration of the structure with artwork by local indigenous artists creates an engaging experience through which one enters the island, enhancing awareness of the natural and cultural significance of this special place.

Artwork: Shane Phillips and Janelle Marshall

2012 National Indigenous Tourism Award Winner

2012 AIA Premier’s Prize Award