MARCUS TATTON,
FUTAGO AND CHRIS VINEY,
WIDE BROWN LAND

2010, Corten steel and steel rod. Photograph by Ari Rex.

Using the words of the poet Dorothea Mackellar, Wide Brown Land weaves the narrative of the nation into the landscape. Set within the National Arboretum in Canberra – one of the world’s largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees – the curling steel structure stands casually among the trees, with a sweeping view of the city. Mackellar was pining for the bush when she penned the words, and the sculpture is a fitting reminder of our connection with the land and how inherently it is linked with the story of our country. See this sculpture, and the rest of the national collection, in Canberra.

For more information on this work visit: nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/visit/art#wide