GML wins two Interpretation Australia awards

GML was thrilled to receive two awards at Interpretation Australia’s 2023 National Awards for Excellence.

Our project Badu Baraya: Water Song was selected as the winner of the Indoor Interpretation Project category, and the Parramatta Open Day, held in conjunction with Sydney Metro, was highly commended in the Temporary Interpretation Event or Display category.

Congratulations to GML’s brilliant and collaborative Interpretation & Design and Sydney Metro Archaeology teams, led by GML Associate Minna Muhlen-Schulte and Principal Abi Cryerhall, on the delivery of these outstanding projects and well deserved industry recognition.

Badu Baraya

Badu Baraya is a large-scale installation embedded into the architectural design of the foyer at Parramatta Square, co-designed by GML with the local Dharug community.

The installation preserves and publicly showcases Parramatta’s heritage and reimagines the representation of Aboriginal culture, reorientating the dominant colonial historical narrative of Parramatta and positioning Dharug culture at its core.

GML collaborated with JPW Architects, City of Parramatta Council and Walker Corporation to integrate the concept into the public domain and architecture of the building footprint.⁠

Parramatta Open Day

The Parramatta Open Day held in July 2023 was an opportunity for the public to visit the Sydney Metro Parramatta Station site to learn more about the archaeological investigations taking place, ahead of work to excavate the station.⁠

GML’s archaeology team were on hand to give tours, answer questions and showcase some of the many artefacts that have been uncovered. Visitors were also able to witness some of the team at work.⁠

The archaeology can provide new insights and understanding of Parramatta’s importance to First Nations people, early colonial settlement, daily life and urbanisation during the 19th century, and the evolution of the township of Parramatta.⁠

Badu Baraya: Water Song Heritage Display

Parramatta Open Day

Parramatta Open Day