Lauren Rogers

Title: Ocean Abundance 2022

Artist statement

Moreton Bay Marine Park, an abundant body of water that crosses the lands and waterways of the Quandamooka and Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people, is home to thousands of different fish species, six of the world’s seven sea turtle species, three species of dolphin, whales, jellyfish, stingrays and the gentle and shy dugong.

Moreton Bay hosts beautiful ocean ecosystems of reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, saltmarshes, rocky reefs, sheltered inlets and islands. The energetic colourful sea creatures on the footpath encourage pedestrians to appreciate the ocean’s abundance.

Shell middens winding the coastline, fishing pads on the mudflats, and remnants of sacred ceremonial spots are all reminders of the First Nations custodians and their ongoing care for land, seas, winds and waters. Together, we must do our part to protect and conserve our waterways for many generations to come. 

Location of artwork

Bancroft Park (opposite Deception Bay Library), Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay QLD 4508.