Sorry Space

Sorry Space, Glenn ROMANIS, 2014

The Sorry Day Marker design has a  teardrop shaped stone base representing pain and loss but also tears of joy, if and/or when members of the Stolen Generation were reunited with their family members.

The centre of the design is paved with ochre coloured Castlemaine Slate, surrounded by a band of bluestone. Topographical lines mapping country are carved into the stone, representing Darebin Creek and Plenty River. 

The design incorporates the Sorry Day plaque, two large leaf-shaped Red gum seats and a plinth to hold a carved wooden bowl that is bought out and used for smoking ceremonies on National Sorry Day.


Art information

Sorry Space, Glenn ROMANIS, 2014

Designed by the Artist in consultation with the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group and members of the Aboriginal community

Location: City of Whittlesea Council Offices, 25 Ferres Blvd South Morang, Victoria, Australia, 3752
Material: Basalt, sandstone and red gum


About the artist

As a working practitioner with over 100 large scale permanent, temporary and ephemeral public and community art project, Glenn Romanis' career has involved various kinds of media and context but always tries to reveal a deep concern for the relationship between story telling and the environment.

His visual stories seek to inform people about the natural and cultural histories that attribute to the experience of country (place), with the aim that they may gain respect, understanding and hopefully a sense of belonging.

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