Every school should have a giant something

Just wanted to share some beautiful community art. The Wanguri Primary School, not far from where I live has just had the finishing touches done to an amazing barramundi sculpture. When I first moved up to Darwin 2 1/2 years ago, only about 1/3 of the fish had mosaics. A hoy went out earlier this year for someone to help out and it was finally finished.

Created by artist Techy Masero, the 250kg steel frame was cemented in place back in June 2009. It was then covered in a fine mesh and coated with concrete and then beautiful glass tiles.

The barra was chosen in recognition of the local indigenous Larrakia and  Wangurri people and the tile patterns were designed by the students.

Techy Masero has lived and worked her artistic magic in Darwin and the Northern Territory for about 20 years. I couldn't find out were she is now. I think she'd be amazingly happy with the result.
Artist Techy Masero . Picture: Brad Fleet for NT News

Enjoy x Luna


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