Sound Shell and Arts Trail!

We’re excited to announce the launch of an exciting and immersive art experience, Sound Shell.

In partnership with internationally renowned and locally based McClelland Gallery, we are thrilled to announce our beautiful new sculpture, Sound Shell. Located in Town Square, just outside Village Cinemas, Sound Shell is a 2.5m tall sculpture created by award winning artist and Peninsula local, Christabel Wigley.

The inspiration came from the iconic “turbo” seashell, commonly found on the Mornington Peninsula and culturally significant to the Bunurong people of the Karingal area. The sculpture embodies the vibrant connection of the land to the sea.

We invite you to view the magnificent shell and experience the unique soundscape which has been designed by Hayden Ryan to capture the origins of the land. This includes bird calls, audio of the local Bunurong language spoken by Uncle Mik Edwards and N’Arweet Dr Caroline Briggs AM, and ocean sounds from Port Phillip Bay.

Working and collaborating with internationally renowned McClelland, located right here on the Peninsula, with such a rich history of art and sculpture and its connection to the environment, is an important partnership enabling Karingal Hub to deliver a meaningful sculpture to take pride of place in  Town Square – the community heartbeat of the centre.

The unveiling of Sound Shell is part of a broader public arts program at Karingal Hub, titled The Karingal Town Square Art Trail. This interactive and immersive journey connects the community with the environment, bringing people together and creating a shared sense of belonging.

Click here to see Christabel at work!

Designed to be enjoyed by everyone, the Karingal Town Square Art Trail will feature:

  • A range of mural artworks, sculptures, installations, and furniture that are sure to inspire curiosity
  • A walk-through journey from artwork to artwork
  • Places to dwell, discover and connect with the local community

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