Glen Mackie (Kei Kalak) has chosen to depict his family totemic designs of the dugong, sea turtle and manta ray in his unmistakably bold ‘minar’, or infill-design style. Nestled amongst his own invented geometric repeating water pattern, he retells the myths and legendary stories he's inherited from older family members, and harnesses the visible impacts of changing weather patterns due to global warming. There's a clear ripple in the water patterns, showing that the changing weather will continue to effect everything from marine species to communities.
Sea Walls Australia is a groundbreaking public art program that brings the message of ocean conservation and environmental stewardship into streets around the country.
Glen Mackie is a National Artist from Yam Island, Torres Strait Islands that was involved in the 2018 Sea Walls festival in Cairns.