Berry Mountain (Coolangatta Mountain) is located in the Shoalhaven region of NSW. It creates a dynamic silhouette against the sky. Partly covered by temperate rainforest and partly by grasslands it was formerly used as a meeting place and for dairy farming but is now mainly used for rural residencies.
This work has been painted with primarily non local colour to enhance the visual impact that this form creates as it sits atop the land. It is a place of significance and value for both the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation and non Indigenous residents.
The mountain is positioned between Jervis Bay to the south and Kiama to the north and is viewed by tourists as they visit surrounding areas but not always contemplated as a final destination. Its majesty and commanding presence can be easily overlooked. This work seeks to provide a moment of consideration and celebration of a place with many stories of endurance and meaning.