Mudinga (2020)

Nicole Monks

Health and Arts Research Centre, Inc.

Nicole Monk’s was commissioned to create an artwork installation for the Westmead precinct as a part of the Westmead hospital redevelopment. The 16.5m long wall features a series of laser cut aluminum blades which have been laser cut to create a ripple-like effect in the artwork. A traditional aboriginal spear features alongside 15 spotted gum timber fish swimming away from the center as the spear strikes the water.

'Mudinga' celebrates the continuous connection of first nations people to this land, the water and the skies. Aboriginal water stories hold knowledge that has been passed down since time immemorial. The water is of sacred significance to the local burramattagal people of dharug country.

AG Public Art coordinated with the artist in the design, documentation and installation of the artwork.