Designed and made right here in Melbourne, Animalia Art references a range of Australian native animals, and renders them in architectural steel, ready for installation in your outdoor space. Like street art popping up in your laneway, Animalia Art is a little piece of covert art for your garden. Simply hammer your animal into a fence or verandah post, or even a live tree (for very hard timbers, you may need to pre-drill, before hammering), and ta-dah, your own cheeky piece of garden art to admire!
For these animals, Animalia collaborated with Taungurung man, Mick Harding. Working under the name Ngarga Warendj (Dancing Wombat), Mick's work references the legends of the Kulin Nation. The Platypus reference Budja, known as a busy burrower and forager. The Long Necked Turtle is Barebin Buk, spirit animal for many groups in South Eastern Australia. The Goanna represents Dhulin, one of the important figures in the creation myth of Bundjil. "Dhulin the Goanna is one of the six special men who helped Bundjil the Wedge Tailed Eagle - our Creator - when he created the Earth. Bundjil taught all the special men how to look after his creations - the mountains and the rivers, man, woman and all the animals. He taught them how to make weapons, how to fight with them, and how to behave with one another. After Bundjil had finished, Bellum Bellum the Musk Crow blew Dhulin and the other special men to the stars." - Mick Harding
Each Animalia piece is packaged in a robust and attractive cardboard sleeve.