A female Maliyan poised for flight

Lantern artist Jyllie Jackson, assisted by Sara Tinning, build a female Maliyan (Wedge-tailed Eagle) to fly at this year’s Moorambilla Gala Concert. Coolamon shapes are also created which will be carried by the children of Moorambilla Voices into the night-time sculpture space which includes fire and lanterns.

“This bird is poised at the top of the mountain, and is building courage to take flight,” says Jyllie. “She comes after the first bird of compassion, the second pair of birds who were about freedom, and now this third bird is about courage.”

Photographs: Noni Carroll.

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