LOOKING FOR TUCKER SPIRITUAL EAGLE, BROUGHT TO LIFE
On the 28th of June, the Karrawara spiritual Eagle statue by Scrapmetalsheila's Milynda Rogers was finally unveiled in Birdsville's Adelaide street. As one of the iconic symbols from the Two Sisters Talking language book, the Karrawara stands as a loving tribute to Joyce's daughter Bagganagan (Joanne)'s memory, and a part of Joanne Lewington's legacy.
COMMUNITY, CULTURE, CREATIVITY, CELEBRATION!
TWO SISTERS TALKING
The land we live in defines our cultures, and what better tribute to culture and the land than using a material iconic to its landscape?
With Anpanuwa Joyce Crombie and Aulpunda Jean Barr-Crombie, a duo that forms Two Sisters Talking, the indigenous language ‘Wangkangurru’ has never been more accessible with the success of their children’s talking book, ‘Looking for Tucker’. Detailing the way of life Joyce and Jean experienced in their own childhoods, imagination and traditional storytelling marry in the art and language throughout the book. Featuring an ever-present Spiritual Eagle and many more animals, Looking For Tucker has been an astonishing step forward in archiving indigenous culture for future generations to enjoy.
In loving memory of Joyce’s daughter, Joanne Lewington’s legacy has been remembered forever in their newest Looking For Tucker project. After Joanne lost the battle to cancer at the young age of 48, leaving behind her husband and four beautiful children, Ridge Interior Queensland and Two Sisters Talking have called upon the outstanding talent of our very own Scrap Metal Shiela, Milynda Rodgers to help celebrate indigenous culture and Joanna Lewington’s legacy through the Spiritual Eagle!