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Dhaganhu Ngurambang / Where is Your Country?

I choose this title in my Indigenous language, Wiradjuri, because I believe it can be interpreted in several different ways and will challenge viewers to think about what this statement means to them. People think they own the country on which they’re on, but the country, land, was here long before us. Country doesn’t stay the same. It changes, it adapts, it moves, it breathes and regrows. This beauty is ever-evolving, continually changing— with or without us. That’s what my piece represents.

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Railway Place & Maroondah Highway, Ringwood VIC

The Maroondah Signal Box Program is an initiative of the Arts and Culture Team, Maroondah City Council managed in conjunction with Urban Smart Projects. Artworks installed in 2022 responded to the theme 'A close-knit community'. in 2021 the theme was 'Celebrating Cultural Vibrancy' and in 2019 'Anthropocene'. The Maroondah public art collection can be found online here: