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Gnarojin Creek Public Art

The Charrnock Woman

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The Charrnock Woman project celebrates a significant Noongar site along the banks of the creek and tells the story of an evil spirit, The Charrnock Woman, from the Dreamtime.

This stage of the Gnarojin Creek public art project started in 2012, when Narrogin primary and high school students worked with digital artist Steven Aiton using sand animation, stop motion animation and blue screen technology to recreate the traditional Charrnock Woman story, written by Bibbulmun artist Toogarr Morrison.

In 2013 the Narrogin community, along with mosaic artist Danka Sholtz von Lorenz and local Noongar artist Ross Storey, designed and created mosaics inspired by the Charrnock Woman story, and their sculptural work incorporated into the animations created by the school students.

The mosaics were placed on existing rock formations along the creek and included a QR code, technology that allows visitors to scan the code with a smartphone or tablet and view 'The Charrnock Woman' animated stories online.

The Gnarojin Creek Public Art project highlighted the significance of the Aboriginal walk trail along the Gnarojin creek held by the local Aboriginal community in Narrogin.

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