See South Australia’s first augmented reality mural, ‘Wind Dance’, located in Kingston SE. Talented mural artist, Sarah Boese, completed the project in December 2020.
Wind Dance is designed to capture the personality of Kingston and features themes that acknowledge nature, Aboriginal culture and coastal lifestyle. The heron, a spiritual totem that is important to the Meintangk people, is a symbol of determination, resilience and tranquillity. The circular patterns tie in with the local Aboriginal practice of weaving and pay respect to their deep connection with the land. Smoke drifts through the artwork reminding us of the devastating bushfires that occurred in the region in December 2019 and native spider orchids represent regrowth and healing.
The soaring fish reflect family activities and summers by the beach and were inspired by the popular kite festival that takes place in Kingston. Represented as kites, the fish attached to a string remind us that whilst we are connected to nature, we can’t always control it. Instead, we can embrace and respect the delicate natural cycles of our environment.
Located in Kingston’s main street, on the corner Agnes and Charles Streets, this stunning artwork is a must see when visiting the Limestone Coast.
This project is an Australian Government bushfire recovery initiative and was commissioned by the Kingston District Council in the wake of the Keilira Bushfire in December 2019.