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Fed Square Letters

Fed Summer
Free Events
Outdoors
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Fed Summer
Free Events
Outdoors

Dates

14 January 2022 - 31 March 2022
Daily
10am - 10pm

Venue

Swanston St Forecourt

Tickets

All agesFree

The story of the Fed Square letters

Our Fed Square letters have had a beautiful new make-over, depicting the Creator spirit, Bunjil – thanks to artist Robert Michael Young, Gunnai, Waradjuri, Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta man.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

“The feather pattern represents Bunjil, a Wedged Tailed Eagle. This piece is a representation of the physical and spiritual journey we have all been on and how we had to ‘Rise Up’ above all obstacles and opposition. The markings on the wings are ones of Sacred ground and initiation and the markings on the chest are diamonds. They are markings of my father’s people, the Gunnai Tribe in Southeast Victoria. We use these markings on our shields and represent strength and courage.” – Robert Michael Young

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Robert Michael Young

Robert specialises in Aboriginal art, from painting to sculpting to woodcarving, all with the aim to celebrate Gunnai, Waradjuri, Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta culture. His inspiration is undoubtedly his heritage, aiming to raise awareness and tell stories of his and his community’s mob. Follow Robert on Instagram: @robertmichaelyoung

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