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Chern'ee Sutton

Journey to Melbourne

Journey to Melbourne

Regular price $500.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $500.00 AUD
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In my design the large blue and grey community symbol in the centre represents the City of Melbourne as well as the people who call the region home, the women are represented by the U symbols with coolamons and digging sticks and the men are represented through the U symbols with spears. Surrounding this community symbol is the Yarra River which along with the other surrounding rivers, helps to bring life to city. Some of Melbourne’s most iconic locations also surround this community symbol, many of these icons and landmarks draw tourists and travellers into Melbourne, making it the bustling food and sport Capital of Australia that it is today. From the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and Flemington Race Course, to Flinders Street Station, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne’s two towering skyscrapers, The Australia 108 and Eureka Skyscrapers as well as many more. 

The state colours of Navy blues, grey (silver) and white have been used throughout the design, with the Victorian animal Emblem the Leadbeater’s possum, the Helmeted Honey eater is the bird emblem, with floral emblem, the beautiful pink Common Heath adding colour to the outside of the piece. 

The boomerang, handprints and community symbol in the bottom left of the artwork represents the traditional custodians of the region, who have lived on and nurtured the lands for over 65,000 years, as well as the culture, history and connection they have with the Melbourne region. That is where the footprints and journey begins, they lead from the past to present Melbourne City today, vivid, diverse and contemporary, the footprints then lead onto a brighter future, represented by the Sun. The travelling lines and community symbols in grey and white represents people travelling to Melbourne from different communities and regions, large and small, with the outlining colours symbolising the different environments they travel from. The brown is the desserts and outback, blue is the coastlines and waterways and green is the bush, rainforests and agricultural lands. 

The elements in the background surrounded by yellow and pink dots symbolise the many methods of transportation and the reasons why people love to travel, whether its by plane, train or boat, a short trip, a well-deserved holiday, or a much needed reunion with family, whether traveling from near or far, from around our beautiful Country or from abroad, everyone has a unique reason to travel and Melbourne accommodates them all, with the dots and lines in the background connecting them all together.


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