The Kamay 2020 Project is a joint NSW and Commonwealth governments project to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the meeting of two cultures at Kurnell in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
Bronze sculptures designed by Aboriginal artists will be erected to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the encounter between Aboriginal people and the crew of HMB Endeavour at Botany Bay.
The Kamay 2020 Project Board has selected works which are sensitive, balanced and include story-telling of both Aboriginal and European viewpoints of the arrival of the Endeavour. Art is a powerful tool for telling human stories and interpreting historical events. We want these sculptures to promote understanding and reflection on the different perspectives that people have of the events of 1770.
Artists Julie Squires and Theresa Ardler with ThinkOTS will install two sculptures – ‘the Whales and the Canoes’, while artist Alison Page and Nik Lachacjzak with UAP Australia will be installing ‘Eyes of the Land and the Sea’.
Kamay 2020 commemorative installation
The sculptures will mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of HMB Endeavour and the meeting of two cultures at Kurnell and interpret the cultural heritage and significance of Kamay Botany Bay National Park.