To be revealed on Sunday 26 November is Mooroop Yarkeen by Gunditjmara, Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta artist Tom Day (aka Jirri Jirri). The work is a new mural for the City of Wyndham, a local government area about 40 kilometres to the south-west of the Melbourne CBD. It is said to be one of the largest First Nations designed and painted artworks in Australia.
Mooroop Yarkeen translates to “Spirit Dreaming” and the mural will become a welcome feature of in the centre of Werribee. It is 41 metres tall and depicts wildlife, habitat and cultural heritage, interlinking the themes of the city and its First Nations history. Day explains: ‘The mural is vibrant, vivid, rich in texture and references the Wirribi Yaluk (Werribee River), sand hills and basalt plains, welcoming gum leaves, community coming together in unity, dreaming and Bunjil’s flight.’