Spirit of the Land

Spirit of the Land - Aerial

The Spirit of the Land is a breast feather sculpture, and a blessing from Bunjil the Creator - an important local Indigenous creation story.

The feather is both delicate and strong, and the artists have addressed the site as a whole. By beginning with a story, people viewing the work will have a context to draw them in and can then consider the detail of the artwork and site.

Spirit of the Land - Portrait


The sculpture is about 1m high, 9m in length and weighs about 2.5 tonnes. It nestles at the apex of J.W. Hurst Reserve and is visible from several vantage points.

Megan Cadd, Maree Clarke and Vicki Cousens were commissioned by Monash Council to develop artwork for the reserve and it was completed in 2010. 

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Last updated: 20 May 2021