Introducing Yaburgurt Cirkelstone, the new Thomas Dambo Giant!
Welcome to Mandurah’s latest Giant, who has taken up residence on the Coodanup foreshore, adjacent to where his much-loved little sister Vivi Cirkelstone once stood. Located on the land of the Bindjareb Noongar people, the new Giant has been named in consultation with Bindjareb Elders, and in honour of a respected Elder from the region – Yaburgurt (George) Winjan.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA said, “The WA Government, through Tourism WA, is delighted to welcome Yaburgurt Cirkelstone as the newest addition to the popular Giants of Mandurah exhibition. The Giants have been a record hit for Mandurah, with more than 110,000 people heading to the local visitor centre since its launch in November – a more than 400 per cent lift from the year before – creating a huge boost for local tourism and leisure businesses.”
Well done to our community as building the new Giant was no small feat! With Dambo creating the head in Copenhagen, his team worked with FORM, the City of Mandurah, and a cohort of incredible local volunteers to bring Yaburgurt to life over the past few weeks. Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah has been produced and is managed by local non-profit arts and cultural organisation FORM WA.
Yaburgurt Cirkelstone, Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah, 2023. Photo by Dan MacBride courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity.