Artworks celebrating the endangered coastal emu will be projected onto the Sunshine Sugar building in South Grafton from 22 October 2022 to 6 November 2022.
Gumbaynggirr, Yaegl and Bundjalung artists help celebrate the public art in the Grafton Bridge precinct as part of the Building Bridges project.
Drivers take care. Please pay attention to the road and drive safely. To view this projection from the shared path on the southern bank of the new Grafton bridge on the Summerland Way. Access by parking at the western end of Through Street, South Grafton and walk towards the bridge. This path is wheelchair accessible.
Deborah Taylor is a Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung artist from South Grafton. As an artist, Deborah is heavily influenced by her Aboriginal heritage, local legends, stories and family history. Deborah’s work is in the Grafton Regional Gallery collection and she is a member of the Boomalli Artist Co-operative.
Gareth Charlton is a proud Yaegl artist that lives in Maclean. Gareth also supports the efforts to save the endangered coastal emus and produced these artworks to educate people about the plight of the emu.
Kahlua Charlton is a proud Yaegl woman. Her culture has a big influence on what and how she paints. She likes to share her cultures history, share stories, and educate people through her paintings.
Maisie Monaghan is a young Bundjalung girl from Grafton, she has been awarded the Youth Prize in the Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award 2021 and has created two artworks for this project.
Aneika Kapeen is a Yaegl woman from Maclean. Aneika founded the Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation in Maclean and is proudly celebrating the coastal Emu with an inaugural festival to be held in Woolweyah on 29 November.