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The Southern Right Whale ‘Jidirah’ spanning four metres and is made out of marine debris collected from local beaches from Smoky Bay all the way to Head of Bight. Sue Ryan led the workshop with co-facilitator Gina Allain.

After gathering the debris, the sculpture took ten days for artists from Yalata and Ceduna (Tjutjuna) to complete. The result was Jidirah the Whale, associated with the Mirning Tjulkarpa (dreaming).

Jidirah then began an epic journey starting from Ceduna to Adelaide to be exhibited at OUR MOB in the Adelaide Festival Centre. From Adeliade Jidirah travelled to Sydney to be displayed at Taronga Zoo before being exhibited in ‘Taba Naba’ at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. It travelled to destinations in Europe including Paris and Geneva finally to find its forever home at the Opale Foundation in the Swiss Alps.


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