I am very delighted by the news that 'The Calling Over Nagula' is a finaliust in two category of the AILA 2023 Landscape Architecture Award - Small Projects and Regional Achievements. So much love to my collaborators in making this project happen. Special mention to Vanessa Margetts, landscape architect of MudMap Studio and Michael Jalaru Torres for this awesome collaboration.
If you listen closely during 2021’s Shinju Matsuri, you could hear the flapping of muslin on the breeze at Town Beach. White fabric hung in stark contrast to the brilliant turquoise backdrop hauled in and out by the tide. Come nightfall, dynamic colour and light projections added texture and suggestion. The stories of place billow into life over the water. This is The Calling Over Nagula (TCON) created by MudMap Studio, Michael Jalaru Torres and Jacky Cheng. TCON had a small budget and footprint but a large impact, story, and grounding within the rich cultural and historical context of Broome.
AILA Landscape Architecture Award.
The Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia. The Awards process is an opportunity for public and peer recognition of landscape architect’s work. It demonstrates to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of the built and natural environments.
Photo: Sophia O'Rourke