Vision to create seat with view

Kempsey Shire Council


The final stage of a local Aboriginal art project at Back Creek South West Rocks has finished up with a beautifully mosaiced timber seat installed at the significant location.

The powerhouse behind the Back Creek timber seat project is the talented Francesca O’Donnell of the Out There Collective.

From start to finish, Francesca played a pivotal role in this popular project. Her creativity saw her draw up design concepts, order the required materials and of course, make the culturally symbolic and stunning mosaic.

Kempsey Shire Council collaborated with Nancy Pattison of South West Rocks Figtree Descendants Aboriginal Corporation and Francesca O’Donnell of Out There Collective, to create the culturally symbolic mosaic and resin artwork for a timber seat in Back Creek reserve.

This project came about following discussions with the local Aboriginal community to have more cultural representation in this significant area and connect the residents to Aboriginal culture of the area.

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