When: 17 September to 3 October 2016
Where: Entry points to the Garden are on Macquarie Street at the Garden Palace Gates
A sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square metres will transform Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden from 17 September to 3 October 2016. The work forms part of the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project, for which Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones created barrangal dyara (skin and bones).
The Project will recall the 19th century Garden Palace building where it originally stood in the Royal Botanic Garden, between 1879 and 1882, before it mysteriously burnt to the ground along with countless Aboriginal objects collected along the colonial frontier.
The project is Jones’ response to the immense loss felt throughout Australia due to the destruction of these culturally significant items. For 17 days the site will come to life with a dynamic program of performances, talks, presentations of Aboriginal language, special events and workshops.
Image courtesy Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.