Story Tree… Bundjil Creation
Connect with the wisdom of the trees with this mischievous installation. Sit a while under the illuminated canopy of one of Carlton Gardens’ beautiful old trees as it tells the Bundjil creation story of the Kulin Nation. We are introduced to the six mystical beings that helped Bundjil the Eagle Hawk to form the land, waterways, plants, animals and humans. This installation is sure to bring understanding and delight to audiences of all ages.
Deanne Gilson is a Wathaurung (Wadawurrung) woman and an award-winning artist. Her artwork has always had a strong connection to trees and their place in her culture and storytelling. Deanne is a teacher and is currently completing her doctorate in reclaiming Aboriginal Women’s Business. She has guided and informed both the design and the story for this installation.