Trans4m Rail commissions local Indigenous artist

Local Gamilaroi Artist, Ann Johnson was recently commissioned by Trans4m Rail to create an artwork that depicts the communities situated throughout the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project. These communities and the project are all on traditional lands of the Gamilaroi people.

Indigenous artwork by Ann Johnson

The artwork’s larger circle represents the Moree community, with blue signifying the waterways and rivers connecting the different communities and wider Gamilaroi nation.

The circle at the base of the artwork represents the Narrabri community and the cultural and spiritual significance of Mt Kaputar for the Gamilaroi people. The circle at the top of the artwork refers to the North Star community, while the surrounding smaller circles signify farming communities and their various crops including cotton, wheat and sorghum.

The grey lines represent the tracks that historically connect these communities and the footsteps signify the Trans4m Rail workforce, communities and businesses working together.

Look out for future updates on commissioned local artworks as part of Trans4m Rail’s “Beyond the Track” commitment.

Indigenous artwork by Ann Johnson


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