Jawoyn artworks inspired the designs for walking track interpretive signage along the Baruwei Loop at Katherine Gorge, Nimiluk National Park. Maintaining the cultural identity of the Jawoyn People, through the use of artworks, was foremost in our interpretation. Indeed the success of Aboriginal art around the world has been its freedom from realistic norms – animals upside down, feet at unusual angles, creative, contemporary and collectable. This is what visitors want to see and over 270,000 of them visited Nitmiluk National Park annually pre-covid.
Baruwei Loop Cultural Experience and Walking Track Interpretive Signage
One of many stages in the Nitmiluk project was the design of a series of interpretation hubs. These hubs reflect changes in the landscape as you ascend from the river to the escarpment above. With a rusted steel frame, complimented by Jawoyn artwork cutouts and interpretive panel they cover the flora, fauna and geology of this extraordinary landscape.
Rail mounted dreamtime story signs
Important Creation Stories of the Jawoyn People are revived over a series of panels. These are mounted to rails on three escarpment lookouts with views of the Katherine River.
Visitor Centre Wayfinding
Visitor Centre orientation was one of our first tasks and once again they incorporate the Jawoyn Cultural branding.