Athletes Village GC2018 Commonwealth Games

I was an artist in residence for 14 days at the Athletes Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games where I created an interactive art piece with dignataries, athletes and guests from around the world. The painting measures 9 metres long x 1.83 metres tall and it is a timeline of Australia's history and the piece is called "Caina Putut, Ilya, Wartanganha" which means in the Kalkadoon language - "Long ago, Today, Tomorrow".

Dignataries, athletes and guests all placed their fingerprints in the large circles which represented the 11 days of the games and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists added their fingerprints to the Gold, Silver and Bronze circles which represented the medals.

 

Dignataries included His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, Dawn Fraser, Ian Thorpe, Mark Stockwell and Sara Carrigan Village Mayor and Mayoress, Louise Martin President of the Commonwealth games Federation and Borobi to name a few.

 

 

   

 

 

Gold Medalists

 

 

 

Silver Medalists

 

Bronze Medalists

 

Athletes