Projects    Tjirbruke Gateway © Sturt, SA

Tjirbruke Gateway is an entrance to the Kaurna Living Culture Centre. It tells a layered story of 1) the Creation Being Tjirbruke 2) the changes brought about by colonization and 3) reconciliation, between people, their cultures and the land. For visitors to the Centre, The Tjirbruke Gateway acts as a filter and learning process. People enter the area by walking through the tree trunks and across the ‘pathways of knowledge’. They are surrounded by elements of the Tjirbruke story in preparation for learning more about Kaurna culture. The artwork was opened by the (then Governor General) Sir William Deane and (Elder) Dr Lowitja O’Donaghue AC, CBE, DSG in 1997, the Year of Reconciliation. Margaret Worth collaborated with Kaurna artist Sherry Rankine, artist Gavin Malone and Kaurna senior Georgina Williams.

Tjirbruke Gateway: Progress during installation. by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: Progress during installation.  1997

Tjirbruke Gateway: The artist team: Margaret Worth, Gavin Malone [left] and Sherry Rankine [right]. by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: The artist team: Margaret Worth, Gavin Malone [left] and Sherry Rankine [right].  1997

Tjirbruke Gateway: Dr. Lowitja O’Donaghue AC, CBE, DSG by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: Dr. Lowitja O’Donaghue AC, CBE, DSG  1997

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Tjirbruke Gateway: Opening Ceremony by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: Opening Ceremony  1997

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Tjirbruke Gateway: Kaurna Ceremony of purification and welcome. by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: Kaurna Ceremony of purification and welcome.  1997

Tjilbruke Gateway by Margaret Worth

Tjilbruke Gateway  1997

stringy bark trunks, emu feathers, coloured sands, stainless steel, resins. Photo Ashley Starkey

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Tjirbruke Gateway: The Kaurna shield, symbol of territory by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: The Kaurna shield, symbol of territory  1997

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Tjirbruke Gateway: The children’s pathway to reclaiming their cultural inheritance. by Margaret Worth

Tjirbruke Gateway: The children’s pathway to reclaiming their cultural inheritance.  1997

Stringy bark trunks, coloured sands.

Tjilbruke Gateway: Installation view by Margaret Worth

Tjilbruke Gateway: Installation view  1997

Stringy bark trunks, emu feathers, coloured sands, stainless steel, resins.

5 X 50 X 50m

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