“Aboriginal people right the way across the country are very ecologically minded. They know about everything that grows in their country, about their qualities and how we make our traditional implements with the things that nature already provides. It’s about absolutely knowing your place, and the bangala is just one example of thousands of things that we used.” Aunty Julie Freeman
Bangala, a public artwork by Jonathan Jones and Aboriginal Elder Aunty Julie Freeman, is at Green Square’s Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreational Centre. The work provides close links to the area’s history and traditional culture. Bangala is one of several artworks for Green Square, as part of the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 and City Art strategies. It joins other artworks enjoyed by residents and visitors to Green Square including While I Live I Will Grow by Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Cloud Nation by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.