Interpreting the Regional Bush Parks

Interpreting the Regional Bush Parks

Posted: 13 August 2020

Parklands Albury Wodonga has been working with Charles Sturt University Interpretation Planning students over the years to develop the content for interpretive signs and sculptures across the regional parklands.  PAW is delighted to finally secure a grant, thanks to the Commonwealth Bank, to deliver on these plans.

Interpretation is about connecting people to places, inspiring us and enriching our lives. Much more than just the delivery of factual information, interpretation brings appreciation and understanding. Nature, history and culture are common themes.  

As interpretation professional D Smaldone explains, “prior to the written word, storytellers, bards, keepers of wisdom were the people most responsible for passing down knowledge from generation to generation". Now we bring together art works and outdoor structures, sound, music, photography, poetry and writing to tell stories in a variety of ways to pass on accumulated wisdom.

Parklands will be working with local artists to install intrepretive signage, artworks and wayfinding signs in regional parklands including Baranduda, Gateway Island and Murray and Kiewa river walking trails over the coming year.

Sculptures for the Gateway Island trails are already under construction, and Parklands is seeking community feedback on their placement in the park. Please click here to have your say on where they would best be sited.