Kaurna Learning Circle takes home Award of Excellence
The Kaurna Learning Circle & Karrawirra Parinangku, situated at the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide, has recently received an Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape in the 2021 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA SA Chapter) awards.
These Awards promote the achievements and work of landscape architects across Australia, and they represent an opportunity for public and peer recognition of landscape architects’ work. It demonstrates to industry, business, government and the wider community the tremendous impact the profession has on Australian lives through high quality design of the built and natural environments.
The Award of Excellence is given to the work judged to be the most significant for the advancement of landscape architecture in that category. The project, led by Oxigen Pty Ltd, founded by University of Adelaide Industry Professor and Alumnus James Hayter, was recognised by the AILA jury as a "powerful act of reconciliation that recognises and celebrates Kaurna connection to the land, to time and place".
The remarkable Wangu Poles feature the artwork of Alumnus Paul Herzich, Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Artist.
The jury further stated, “The Kaurna Learning Circle offers a wonderfully rich place of ceremony, articulated through natural, raw materials that carry forth inscribed messages of hope for a more inclusive tomorrow".
The University of Adelaide congratulates the work of Industry Professor James Hayter and the team at Oxigen as well as our many alumni whose work is featured in the 2021 SA AILA awards, not least, our 2021 Student Future Leader Claire Morford-Waite.