Australia Day is a time in history, represented by many stories. Industries and materials have developed during this history. These materials are a strong visual medium that can prompt stories and dialogue.
Totems have been used throughout the ages as a symbolic storyboard of events and information, usually displayed in public places or entryways. Totems also become representative of people, trees, and buildings, signifying their importance in the landscape.
At the City of South Perth’s Australia Day Celebration Zone, creating an installation of totems becomes a community event, as participants cooperate and collaborate together in the decoration of the poles.
- Location: City of South Perth’s Australia Day Celebration Zone, Sir James Mitchell Park
- Date: 26/01/2011