Wild Rice - carvings by Mitsuake Tanabe

Point Of Interest

4.3 from 11 users


This free point of interest offers nice scenery and walking tracks. No camping or overnight parking allowed. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB ON THE CARVINGS. Mitsuaki Tanabe was a world-renowned sculptor from Japan and has works on display all around the world, including the spectacular carvings in and around Mt Bundy, NT, where he spent nine years carving granite. Tanabe was born in 1939 and spent his life as an artist focusing on MOMI (Wild Rice) and it's links to the growth of civilisation over 7,000 years of history. His work also depicts many local creatures such as insects, reptiles and arachnids. In 2014 Mitsuaki died suddenly from a stroke at the aged 76, leaving his key wild rice piece down a steep hill remaining unfinished..

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Lat: -12.863385 Lng: 131.595263

User Reviews



So glad we stopped, what an impressive price of art work. Do take the time to look



I didn't think our Hiace would make it up into the parking bay so we parked in the information center and walked down. We were worried about snakes so we only saw a few of them.



We stopped at the information bay and walked east along the road. It's not sign posted but there is a dirt bay that would fit maybe 2 cars. Luckily for us the people that were already there told us where to go. Some sort of signage would be good. The grass was long and we were concerned about snakes so we only saw some of the carvings. They were quite impressive. Glad we stopped for a look


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