NOT ANOTHER BRICK
Lake Cargelligo Multi-Purpose Service mural project

The outside front wall of the Lake Cargelligo MPS (Multi-Purpose Health Service) is being brightened by a mosaic tile mural made by local artists.
The ‘Not another brick’ mural will be constructed on the front wall of the Lake Cargelligo MPS (Multi-Purpose Health Service).
The design was created with support from Arts OutWest by Murrin Bridge artists Jenny Kirby and Rachael Kennedy, and local potter Ali Wheeler.

The mural is to be installed on the front wall of the Lake Cargelligo Hospital.
The design was created with support from ArtsOutWest, by Murrin Bridge artists Jenny Kirby and Rachael Kennedy, and local potter Ali Wheeler.

The Story
The rainbow serpent as creator being is the main figure in dreamtime stories belonging to the local Ngyampaa, Wiradjuri and Barkindji people.
The design depicts the Rainbow Serpent as travelling along the entire length of the landscape. Turtles and fish are some of most common animal species found in the Lake Cargelligo and Lachlan River water system, and have always been important sources of food, as well as sacred totems, so are featured prominently in the design.
The meeting places or yarning circles depicted at the tail end of the serpent represent diverse communities coming together to live and grow, to tell their histories and plan for the future. In our local area, First Nations people have lived along these waterways for thousands of years, and the land has been, and continues to be home to people from the three language groups of Ngyampaa, Wiradjuri and Barkindji.
The three circles also represent the importance of, and interaction between the more modern settlements of Lake Cargelligo, Euabalong, and Murrin Bridge.

The mural is to be installed on the front wall of the Lake Cargelligo Hospital.

Location: Lake Cargelligo

When: 2022 for installation by the end of the year

Working with a range of community groups including:
Down the Track program
Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
Lands Council Board

Funded by: IVACE Covid