Taralga Story Cube by Heidi McGeoch
The Taralga ‘Story Cube’ is situated at the Southern end of Taralga village near the corner of Orchard and Cooper Streets and within the 50km speed limit for traffic travelling through the town.
Heidi McGeoch Taralga 2021
1500mm x 1500mm Steel
Taralga is a town with an energetic community spirit. It was on my first visit I spotted a large message on a chalkboard donated by the local show society that made my heart smile.
‘Be kind and you will always be Beautiful.’
It is with this positive joyful message in mind that I have created a large-scale steel cube into which I have cut out various shapes telling the story of Taralga. A little red ute drives along the road that winds its way around the cube, passing through the wetlands that where, the farmlands and town that remain. This is a story of rural community living and farming expressed within the six panels of a contemporary steel structure.
As the small town grows, this brief story is to remind us that we should not only care for people but also for our natural environment, the soil, wildlife and the waterways.
The Streets R Shared project is a partnership between Upper Lachlan Council and STA to revitalise public spaces in Upper Lachlan with funding through the Shared Spaces programme, a NSW Government initiative. The project area on the main street of Crookwell includes the mural, refreshed paintwork, improved seating and planter boxes.
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work.
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