Bush tucker trail signage, Karratha WA

Bush tucker trail signage along the Ngurin River

The Ngurin bush tucker trail signage project in Karratha, Western Australia, involved the development of sixteen bush tucker trail signs and a trailhead sign along the Ngurin River. The project offered an opportunity to engage with indigenous culture and bush medicine, a collaboration that allowed us to sensitively convey their stories to the local and broader tourist population.

Ngarluma Aboriginal artwork

Incorporating indigenous Ngarluma artwork supplied by Karratha Council, all designs feature waves, curves, and stripes that were modified into graphic elements and developed into template designs for the panels. A modern approach was taken in displaying text that is appropriately sized for walkers to complement the overall aesthetic of the bush tucker trail signage.

Trail signage installation considerations

In consideration of Roebourne’s weather conditions, we carefully selected design, colours, finish, and sustainable materials for the signage, framework, and footings. Our detailed technical drawings and engineering certification provided fixings and installation methods for the entire signage structure, including the panels, framework, and footings.

The project

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

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