In 2011, we embarked on a project with Kempsey Council to develop Aboriginal nature trail signage. The signage featured ebonised recycled wharf timbers, lasercut steel wraps, aluminium signage panels, and standoff lettering. Our comprehensive service included the creation of a Macleay Valley Coast Tourism Signage Style Guide, extensive consultation with key stakeholders in eight community locations to gather stories, artwork, and determine optimal siting, as well as the design, content, construction, and installation of custom-made signage.
Macleay Valley Coast, Nature Trail Signage
The Aboriginal Nature Trail Signage is a project that brings to life deadly stories, beautiful artwork, culture, and language. Impacted by the 2019 black summer bushfires, the Macleay Valley Coast is now striving to stimulate visitation and instill pride and optimism in its communities. Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Dunghutti and Thungutti Aboriginal communities, this project showcases Dreamtime stories and stunning artwork across eight sites within the shire. Each community had a hand in developing these gateway signs, which are prominently located and may also be referred to as story poles. Note: We acknowledge that the spelling of Dhanggati/Dunghutti may vary.