Project Team: Danièle Hromek (Djinjama), Sarah Jane Jones, Annabel Stevens (AX Interactive), Isabelle Toland (Aileen Sage Architects), Fauzima Rafiq
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Date: 2020 – 2021
Methodology: Designing with Country
Type: Interpretive installation and interactive design
Overview: Marray (meaning ‘wet’ in Dharug) responds to the themes and narratives embedded in the Indigenous Interpretation Strategy for Gunyama Park and Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Marray reveals words in Aboriginal languages from around the Sydney area relating to water (as the Country Gunyama sits within is a watery place) and plants and animals that belong to the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (the ecosystem endemic to the Country Gunyama is located in, now critically vulnerable). The words are invisible until they become wet, effectively revealed by water. Marray includes an animation that references the words and landscape of Gunyama.
With thanks to Uncle Greg Simms for wisdom, guidance and language.