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artwork in the bush

Swarbrick art gallery in the bush. Between Walpole & Nornalup

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There are a huge amount of towns in WA that end in the letters up. There is Nornalup, Myalup, Ongerup, Manjimup, Kojonup etc etc. Add about another 200 places with "up" on the end. Apparently it derives from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of water". As WA is such a dry state, I suppose you do need to know where the water is in abundance.

While staying at Walpole Restpoint Holiday Village, neighbours, Vicky & John from Cessnock told us about the artwork in the bush. Obviously the Greenies had a little to do with this as well as a few hippies. This is where they chained themselves to the forrest to save it from being logged. Here are a few photos.

Mirror book

Mirror book

Tony looking in the mirror

Tony looking in the mirror

Messages in the leaves

Messages in the leaves

Seeds in circle

Seeds in circle

The entrance to the Artwork

The entrance to the Artwork

This is just a small portion of the discovery. It tells the story of the bush and how the Aborigines lived in harmony with the beautiful bush. It gives life to the forrest and lets us all be reminded that it is needed for our survival. There has been a great amount of money and work poured into this wonderful art exhibit and it is all free to get too. It is rather funny but the local Tourist Information doesn't inform you about it???

Posted by anne.muld 01:10 Archived in Australia

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