Burke & Wills Camels


These corten steel sculptures held special significance for BiGfiSh founder Michael Blunden who regularly traversed the deserts of Australia.

The camel sculptures were commissioned to commemorate the first camp site of the ill fated Burke & Wills expedition of 1860 - 61. The expedition attempted to cross the Australian continent from south to north and back. Only one man survived the journey.

The four camels are depicted in various modes of breaking camp. The camel designs were hand drawn and digitised, then laser cut in 5mm thick corten steel.

 

Location:
Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
Scope:
Concept Development, Documentation, Construction, Installation.
Status:
Completed February 2006.
Collaborators:
City of Moonee Valley.