Installed as part of the Esplanart Exhibition, this sculpture is called Japun Miju (Eel Country). This piece represents Wayne’s cultural ties to the land, showing the importance of freshwater rivers and lakes as a major food source for his grandparents people, of both the Yidinji and Ngadjon Tribes, a tradition that continues today with him and his parents.
Jack Morton were asked to create a story wall for Wesfarmers, showing the history of the company over the past 100 years. We were asked to take part in this, by designing four panels that tell the story of steel – where is comes from, how it’s made, and what it can be used for. These panels were then used on the wall.
Commissioned by the Australian Paralympians through the Tali Gallery in Sydney, Wayne was asked to do an interpretation of the team mascot Lizzy, who was presented to the Paralympic Village Mayor, Eva Loeffler, whose father Ludwig Guttmann is also considered the founder of the Paralympics movement. Several dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony, including Australia’s Governor General Quentin Bryce, sport minister Kate Lundy and Australian Paralympic Committee president Greg Hartung. Below is Margaret McLennan, the General Manager of Corporate Services with the Australian Paralympic Committee, with Lizzie at Tali Gallery ready to go off to her new home in London.