Fiona’s imagery is based on key stories from the Umpila language group, and relate to their history, their ancestor spirits, and to their relationship to their land.
Fiona says “I like to paint about country and stories passed on to me by my family… It’s good to understand these stories so I can tell my kids about these story places and why they are important to our family.” Her theme of “family” is central in most of her art.
For her sculptural commission which will be installed at International Education Services Spring Hill in early 2018, Fiona has selected a group of four figures evocative of kinship and inseparability.
It is intended her public art will be accompanied by an outdoor seating arrangement to create a welcoming and communal space: a place to gather.
“FAMILY “ will be 2700mm in height and will be constructed from 10mm aluminium rolled to shape and painted to specification to create four separate figures. “FAMILY” will be fixed to a custom designed seat with additional bespoke seating around the sculpture in the external courtyard. The seating will have a steel framework with aluminium cladding and faux timber ceramic tiles.
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