Artwork points the city centre to a greener way

Learn the meaning behind ‘Ancient Tracks’ by Kungarakan graphic designer Toby Bishop.

If you’ve ventured into the city recently, you may have noticed a striking artwork covering the Woolworths building.

Ancient Tracks by Kungarakan graphic designer Toby Bishop will be on display while the building is being repainted.

Responding to a call out to designers, photographers and artists for strong images inspired by a greener city, Toby Bishop’s work was unanimously selected from around 180 entries.

Woolworths building with Toby Bishop artwork

“My artwork Ancient Tracks pays homage to Indigenous navigation and land management, reflecting and speaking to a vibrant, evolving global city,” Toby Bishop said.

“For thousands of generations, tracks across Australia were created by our ancestors, gently formed with an interconnected relationship to Country and cultures. These sacred tracks evolved over time, in line with the seasons, ceremony and trade. Pathways are as dynamic as the land.”

Some of Sydney’s main thoroughfares, such as George Street, Oxford Street and King Street in Newtown, followed Aboriginal tracks that served as trading routes between farmed grasslands or bountiful fishing areas.

Woolworths building with artwork by Toby Bishop next to Sydney Town Hall

Until the end of the year, you can see Ancient Tracks on the Woolworths building on George and Park streets, opposite Sydney Town Hall.

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