Bush tucker trail signs, Karratha WA

Winner – Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail  – Western Australia Heritage Awards 2017 – Heritage Tourism Product.

A great little project to get the design juices flowing. With sixteen bush tucker trail signs and track head sign to be installed in Roebourne, WA along the Ngurin River (Harding River) this project has again given us a chance to be exposed to indigenous culture and bush medicine. We absolutely love working with Aboriginal groups and helping to sensitively convey their stories to the local and broader tourist population.

Date: February 2016
Service: Graphic design, interpretation, content writing, trailhead map, installation design
Specs: 16 bush tucker signs – 600mm x 450mm (landscape and portrait), 1 trailhead map sign 800mm x 800mm, framework and footings design
Client: City of Karratha

Bush Tucker Trail Designs

All the designs incorporate indigenous Ngarluma artwork which was supplied by Karratha Council. Modified into a graphic element, the artwork appears in waves, curves and stripes across the panels. A modern approach was used with text appropriately sized for walkers.

Portrait orientated bush tucker trail signs

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Landscape orientated bush tucker trail signs

Ngurin Trailhead installation designs

Design, colours, finish and materials were selected for the harsh environment and weather conditions experienced in Roebourne. All materials used for signage, framework and footings are sustainable. Technical drawings and engineering certification were provided for the entire signage structure, detailing fixing and installation methods for the signage panels, framework and footings.

Ngurin Trailhead design

Ngurin bush tucker trailhead sign

Categories:   Aboriginal, Nature & Tourism, Signage