Kalkarindji, NT - Day 6

Arriving to site this morning, the town was noticeably quieter. Today was the Anzac Day public holiday, marked by a dawn service on the memorial hill behind the arts centre. It was an interesting sight to see the row of cars on the ridge beside the memorial, lined in a row like ants along the usually unobstructed hills.

We got to work, and began by preparing the footing hole for the final column. Work continued on cutting the mesh screening for the facades, including some new screens for the front windows. This was a simple and really effective way to transform the art centre into its new phase of life.

In the midst of the midday heat, we were lucky enough to take a quick trip to Wattie Creek during our lunch break. The cool waters were a perfect pick me up, and spirits were revived for the rest of the day’s work.

After a lot of grunt work, and lots of jack hammering... we finally pulled the last column into place. It was a great feeling to have all of the primary structure completed for the arts centre addition.

Written by Victoria and Jia