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Station 5: Steampacket Gardens

Walking Circle: We Don’t Need Wings To Fly

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Station Open: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

STEAMPACKET GARDENS - is the central point on the Mountain to Mouth journey. M~M Gathering of the City Geelong Connected Communities ceremony welcomes Canoe to its overnight resting place here.

The M~M journey continues in the early morning with the canoe departing at 6am. Experience Geelong’s picturesque Corio Bay in the stillness and tranquillity of pre-dawn.

We Don’t Need Wings To Fly

Artist's sketch

We Don’t Need Wings To Fly is the fifth walking circle installation situated at Steampacket Gardens where Mountain to Mouth contemporary songline collides with Geelong After Dark. Referencing the 12 stations of the extreme arts walk, this installation, by artists Jacinta Leitch and Dare Tekin, embodies the concept of AIR through large, ambiguous forms. These frond-like kinetic structures are arranged in a circular pattern, creating a space for ritual and meditation, while paying homage to the land and its ancestors and offering possibilities for renewal and growth. The act of walking among these sculptural forms is both visual and experiential, creating a space for reflection on the journey and the destination.