Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Relative Creative were engaged by National Trust of Australia, Queensland, owners of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to celebrate Yugambeh culture within the sanctuary precinct through an updated visitor experience to the Gold Coast icon.

About the project

We have since developed a holistic visitor experience, embedded in place. An integral element to this experience includes wayfinding and signage that features Yugambeh language to co-name precincts. The signage features work by local Yugambeh artist Luther Cora, with wayfinding setting the stage for broader interpretation of Indigenous knowledge and culture to be structured across the sanctuary. An important consideration in the development of the signage was the choice of materials. We worked CWS and suppliers to source materials that complemented the natural environment of the sanctuary, this included Corten steel and coated aluminium.

Key considerations

  • An Aboriginal lens and inclusion of Yugambeh culture across the Sanctuary
  • Capturing the conservation lens of the Sanctuary
  • Updating the approach to wayfinding
  • Celebrating the connection with land
  • Highlighting programs and research projects
  • Remembering the Sanctuary’s History and legacy


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