An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Elaine Pang

Wayilahr Dream

175 Osborne Road, Mitchelton QLD
Wayilahr is the Bundjalung name for the yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus), a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia. They are Australia’s largest cockatoo, measuring 55–65 cm in length. According to bush lore, if it has not rained for a while and you see these birds about, it means rain is on the way. Dreaming stories link the black cockatoo and rain quite often, with rain signifying change, nourishment, or a journey. This design takes simple delight in the outlines of black cockatoos flying across the sky on their own journey. For the bird’s story, see:
Box ID: SC484380 (View Map Below)
Additional Participants: Callum Ree
Painted on: January 2019
Awards: Nominated: Energex Box Award

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