Bingi Bingi Story

My artistic journey always starts with a visit to a beautiful place - this one is the stunning Bingi Bingi Point headland on the South Coast NSW.

This is the traditional country of the Yuin people. The area provided a rich source of food, shelter and medicines. The rocky outcrops of the headlands host hardy succulents, thriving in the cracks of the rocks. Starfish, also known as seastars, are nestled in the numerous rock pools. Seastars are omnivores feeling on algae, molluscs and dead fish. Striped limpets cling the edges of the rockpools. Delicately pink and grey pippi shells are scattered along the caramel sand. 

 

Bingi is similar to many spots on the South Coast, with the exception that it has the fascinating boiler of SS Monaro shipwreck resting on the rocks. The steamer was shipwrecked on the Point in 1879 and all crew and passengers were saved. It was a bygone time when shipping was the major transport mode for the South Coast towns to get their produce to Sydney.   We have this sturdy, strong reminder standing resolute on the headland, with its myriad of red, orange, bronze and burgundy colours as the iron slowly rusts in the elements.

The gallery below features the original photos taken by me at Bingi Bingi Point.  At home, using computer software I transformed them to the kaleidoscope art. 

Bingi Bingi Point headland
Limpets on the rockpool
Starfish in a rockpool
Pink pigs face succulent
SS Monaro boiler on headland
Closeup of the Rust
Lichen on a rock
Pink and grey pippi shell
Neptune's Finger Algae
Bingi waves on rock
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