Case Studies

Coroboree at Coranderrk 1890

Captain Harrison Wergaia c. 1844-1908
Coroboree at Coranderrk 1890
gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper
55.0 x 75.0cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 2004


National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Land Marks Indigenous Art Exhibition

An exhibition celebrating important moments in the history of Indigenous Australian art opened in March 2006 in the BlueScope Steel Indigenous Galleries at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

BlueScope Steel has been a major partner with the NGV since 2004 with the launch of the Colour Power: Aboriginal art post 1984 exhibition.

Land Marks exhibition examined the history of Indigenous art in Australia and acknowledged some of its great masters of tradition and innovation. It traced the dramatic evolution of new forms of painting and sculpture in different parts of Indigenous Australia.

BlueScope Steel’s association with the NGV and sponsorship of the BlueScope Steel Indigenous Galleries helps us to live the commitments of Our Bond bringing strength, inspiration and colour to our communities.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria

The Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) Cranbourne in Victoria reached a milestone in May 2006 with the opening of the 11 hectare first stage of the Australian Garden. BlueScope Water entered into a partnership with the RGB and the Australian Garden in 2005.

The Australian Garden displays the striking features of Australian indigenous plants and gardens and has a focus on water conservation, reflecting BlueScope Water's own commitment to the environment and sustainable practices. The site at Cranbourne extends over 363 hectares and within this, the Australian Garden will cover 21 hectares when Stage Two is completed in 2010.

The Australian Garden will contain around 100,000 plants including 2,000 mature trees in 15 different wet and dry landscape displays and exhibition gardens. The native plants in the garden include numerous rare and unusual species including Cycads, one of the most ancient species in the world, and 500 year old Grass Trees.

BlueScope Water's support assists in the research, development and design of water education and conservation programs including a schools' program and teachers' kit, a home gardeners' program and an early childhood program.

The completion of the first stage of the Australian Garden is an extraordinary achievement for all involved in its planning, design, and construction. Creating a new botanic garden is an exciting project for the present and a wonderful gift for future generations.

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