JUNE 2014 CHUNGARRA 

I loved painting this Mural "Chungarra"  Yugambeh word for Pelican at Runaway Bay

 

 

The design was painted on the Ryder park Toilet Block on Ray Street Runaway Bay.

Chungarra” is designed to appeal to Locals and visitors and honour the Traditional People of the Runaway Bay area from time immemorial, in the present, and into the future. The design pays homage to Chungarra – Pelican and gives reference to a creation story from Coolangatta Tweed area – This story speaks of the Pelicans Playground.  This story and many other creation stories speak of how the birds got their colours. The elements and references present in this design  Chungarra” are listed below.

 

FISH                           Food for Locals and Chungarra – Fishing is enjoyed by many including Birds in the Runaway Bay Area

 

BLUE LINES                 The fish travelling as the seasons change just  as people and birds travel along the Coast line

 

BLACK WAVY LINES                People Travelling sharing knowledge and Stories (like the Pelicans Playground Story)

 

BLACK CIRCLE             Place of rest and story telling – Corroboree and Celebration (Chungarra is dancing around the fire)

 

BLACK TRACKS           Chungarra Tracks

 

RAINBOW+ DRIPS      Reference to creation stories of how the Birds got their colours

 

CIRCLES AND DOTS IN TOP LEFT         The Sun

 

WORD IN BACKGROUND                  Chungarra – Yugambeh for PELICAN – Language spoken in the area