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Ollie Patten

Title: Rainbow Serpent

Artist: Ollie Patten

Install Date: 2021-2022

Materials: Salvaged tree, paint & steel 

In the artist’s words:
This is the story told to me by my family about the Rainbow Serpent which started off from the mountains in Victoria and travelled all the way down to South Australia.  He was the Creator of the rivers, creeks and lakes.  On his way he made indentations on the land so when it rained it followed the indentations and so created the rivers and lakes .  On its way it gave life to the land and to the people and animals.  His name is Dunatpan in the Yorta Yorta language.