NAIDOC Week: Sea of Hands at The Calyx

The Sea of Hands at The Calyx is designed by award-winning artist Frances Belle Parker, a proud Yaegl woman. The design is planned to be a fully immersive audio-visual experience and focuses on the NAIDOC theme of ‘Healing Country’.

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is partnering with ANTaR, the national organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation and rights, to bring its interactive symbol of reconciliation, the Sea of Hands, to The Calyx lawn for NAIDOC Week 2021.

As part of the exhibition, we need thousands of people to come down and plant hands into the lawn of The Calyx. The design will involve 10,000 hands in the colours of charred and burnt banksia pods as part of the ‘Healing Country’ theme.

The final design will be revealed at the Community Day on 4 July 2021 after the public installation takes place.

As part of the exhibition, we need thousands of people to come down and plant hands into the lawn of The Calyx. The design will involve 10,000 hands in the colours of charred and burnt banksia pods as part of the ‘Healing Country’ theme. Head to the Calyx lawn from 29 June to get involved.

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The final design will be revealed at the Community Day on 4 July 2021 after the public installation takes place.

Details:

  • 29 June to 3 July – take part in building the artwork by ‘planting’ a hand
  • 4 July – free Community Day and official launch, more information to follow
  • 5 July to 11 July – experience the artwork during the day or at night, stay tuned for more

You can be part of the artwork!

Contact

http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Seaofhands