Artist - Project2Project
Before Modbury Avenue became a busy access road it was near a creek bed teeming with plants and animals. The streetscape today could not be more different. This artwork reminds us of the layers of history beneath our feet and pays respect to the Kaurna people who were dependant on the river as an important resource and favourite camping place.
The names of local waterways have been etched in the paving along with two phrases, one in English and one in Kaurna: The river runs through us and Pari ngadlulityangka (the river is with us).
Permission to use the new Kaurna translation Pari ngadlulityangka was granted by Kaurna Warra Karrpathi to the artists and Council in June 2017. Kaurna Warra Karrpathi also granted permission for the use of the existing Kaurna phrase Karrawirra Pari in the artwork.
Council and the artists would like to thank the Kaurna Warra Karrpathi for their involvement and support. The pavement text was developed for council during the IGNITE public art incubator program in April 2017.
With thanks to Project2Project and Kaurna Warra Karrpathi.