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First Kaurna artwork created for Main South Road Duplication

Fri, 01 December, 2023

The first steel artwork pieces, which will share the stories of the region’s Kaurna people, have been created. A series of steel fish have been lasercut at steel processing factory Ferrocut for installation on the newly constructed Coast to Vines underpass.

A total of 23 fish of three sizes will be installed on the eastern side of the Shared Use Path—the largest measuring 1.7 metres in length.

The installation will represent a school of fish travelling downstream towards the coast and towards two Kaurna fishers who will be depicted with traditional nets on the west side of the structure.

The aim is to highlight the importance of seasonal fishing for the Kaurna community and fishing processes and techniques.

The artwork has been developed as part of a co-design process involving Kaurna representatives, the Fleurieu Connections Alliance and urban design and landscape design company Tract.

Local company ID Fabrication will install the artwork and is overseeing the manufacturing process for the suite of Kaurna artwork that will appear on key structures of the Main South Road duplication project. This will showcase a rich history of place for residents and visitors alike.