Toolangi Sculpture Trail Scar Tree

Toolangi Sculpture Trail Scar Tree

The Toolangi Sculpture Trail is a forest gallery with dozens of art pieces dotted along the trail, all designed to fit into the natural environment. Half of the pieces have been here for over 20 years but celebrations in 2016 added a second burst of life with the addition of new pieces sourced sustainably from the forest with assistance from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

About Micks Artwork on the Toolangi Sculpture Trail:
Traditionally Scar Trees were formed when at particular times of the year the bark layers of specific types of eucalyptus trees were collected for Shields, Bark Canoes or for our Yilam (Homes).
This scar tree was created on Kulin Country in the Toolangi State Park in Victoria as part of the Toolangi Sculpture Trail in 2016. The design represents the relationships between the Taungurung & Woiwurrung / Wurundjeri peoples, as custodians of the country.
In this photo, Mick is wearing his Gugra (possum skin cloak). The cloak is decorated with South Eastern Australian designs made with a burner & painted with ochre & wattle sap

Here is a link to hear Mick talking about the sculpture, listen in at 9:30 minutes

Here is a link for further information on the trail: