Ngooroowin Wgapall – Emu Women
Tomaree Community Hospital
This artwork is a celebration of family. The artwork commences with the Emu woman, a symbol of fertility and found on the 'Map Site', located west of Newcastle in Yengo National Park. She stands upon Mount Yengo, seen in the artwork backdrop of songlines on country, and is a highly significant place for Aboriginal people, as the flat top of the mountain in the dreaming is where the creator Biami stepped during creation.
Her middle finger is a pointer which shows the ridge pathway to take to traditional birthing caves. The central gathering circle in this artwork is reflective of the programs for mum, bubs and kids’ speech offered at Tomaree Hospital, while people and elders symbols highlight community coming in to be supported.
Size: 1830 x 610 mm