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Caring for Country Outdoor Furniture Range

Featuring Stunning Indigenous Art by Brett Parker, Billyara

Felton’s Caring for Country range is a spectacular new outdoor furniture range that creates places to connect.

Featuring breathtaking art by award-winning Indigenous artist Brett Parker, Billyara, the Caring for Country range celebrates rich Indigenous history and culture. It provides schools, colleges, parks, resorts, restaurants, shopping centres, airports, community spaces and other venues with a wonderful resource to enjoy, learn and explore Indigenous art and culture

Find out more below or call the team if you have questions on the Caring for Country range 1800 834 016

Felton Burbung Birrang artwork

Caring for Country Outdoor Furniture Range

Felton Burramdambang Bench Seat with Backrest Caring for Country range
Felton Caring for Country Burradambang Bench seat Artwork

About Caring for Country 

The Caring for Country range consists of a contemporary-style outdoor setting, bench seat with backrest and bin enclosure with more products on the way.

All are made from premium quality aluminium, with a beautiful woodgrain finish that provides an amazing medium to Brett’s art.

“Caring for Country” was the theme chosen by Brett to represent through his art. This concept explores the sustainable land management practices that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples undertake, and the key role these practices play in continuing their culture.

Scan QR Code to Watch the Story Behind the Art

On each of the outdoor furniture items, is a unique QR code which when scanned allows students to watch a video of Brett discussing how he created the artwork, the story and the meaning of each. The videos can be used by schools as a learning aid for Indigenous history and culture, a starting point for students to discuss or develop their own artwork and stories, an educational window to discuss rich Indigenous history, reconciliation, respect and recognition.

For other venues the Caring for Country range creates areas to celebrate, respect and connect with Indigenous culture and history and learn more about the artwork in front of them and the importance of land management practices.

The Artist
Brett Parker, Billyara

Brett is from the Wiradjuri tribe of Murrumbidgee River people. He is an award-winning Indigenous artist with a strong passion for teaching Indigenous art, culture and history and has been working as an artist and educator in schools and organisations for over 30 years.

Brett first met Felton Industries around 18 months ago and was keen to be part of their exciting new project. He soon began working with Felton and creating his spectacular artworks. Showcasing incredible detail and beauty, Brett’s artworks tell wonderful Indigenous stories that are the heart and soul of the Caring for Country range.

“When I was approached by Felton industries to work on this project, they were genuinely excited to be collaborating with an Indigenous artist. With over 20 years of industry experience, delivering quality outdoor furniture made especially to suit Australia’s harsh climate, I knew I wanted to work with them right away.

They have been great to work with, my designs and meaningful artwork being well received and appreciated.

Their energetic and positive approach to this project has been refreshing and they’ll be delivering the highest quality outdoor furniture with Indigenous designs which I’m so proud to be a part of.”

Brett Parker Billyara

Barradam-bang - Bench Seat with Backrest

Felton Burradambang artwork
Felton Burradambang Bench Seat with Backrest Caring for Country range

Barradam-bang 

Bright Star Above
Bench Seat with Backrest

$3,850 + GST

  • Beautiful Barradam-bang artwork across the backrest
  • Designed for access and mobility and in accordance with Australian Standard (AS 1428.2)
  • Architecturally designed with Iconic loop frames and DDA Compliant
  • Fully Aluminium seat planks
  • Wood grain finish on seat planks
  • Matte finish to backrest artwork
  • Durotec Charcoal Satin Powder-coated frames
  • QR code to watch storytelling video
  • Modular design for easy servicing and maintenance
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use

Dimensions:
630mm D x 2,124mm W x 790mm H

Burbang Birrang - Outdoor Table Setting

Felton Burbung Birrang artwork
Felton Burbung Birrang Outdoor Setting Caring for Country

Burbang Birrang

Ceremonial Journey
Outdoor Setting

$6,980 + GST

  • Stunning Burbang Birrang artwork across the tabletop
  • Architecturally designed outdoor setting with iconic loop frame
  • Fully Aluminium seat planks with wide profile batons for added comfort
  • Wood grain finish on seat planks
  • Matte finish to tabletop artwork
  • Durotec Charcoal Satin Powder coated frames
  • Wheelchair access available upon request
  • Modular design for easy servicing and maintenance
  • QR code to watch storytelling video

Dimensions of Seat:
447mm W x 1984mm L x 520mm H
Dimensions of Table Top:
680mm W x 1984mm L x 790mm H

Wirimbirra Wirimbirra - Bin Enclosure

Felton Wirimbirra Wirimbirra artwork
Felton Wirimbirra Wirimbirra Bin Enclosure Caring for Country range

Wirimbirra Wirimbirra

Take care of, to preserve or to keep
Bin Enclosure

$4,458 + GST

  • Inspiring Wirimbirra Wirimbirra artwork on both sides of bin enclosure
  • Architecturally designed with stylish roof providing rainwater cover
  • Super durable exterior grade powder coat finish (Charcoal colour)
  • Three-sided access & front hinging door
  • Secure locking & surface fixed mounting
  • QR code to watch storytelling video
  • Durable charcoal finish
  • Suitable for 240L Wheelie Bins

Dimensions: 240L:
810mm D x 760mm W x 1415mm H

Features of the Caring for Country Indigenous Outdoor Furniture Range

Caring for Country wood grain finish

Wood Grain Finish

  • Aluminium seat planks feature a beautiful, natural wood grain finish that provide the perfect complement to artwork on the tabletop and backrest
  • Certified for indoor and outdoor usage
  • Offers a durable, low maintenance alternative to Natural Wood and Stone
  • Woodgrain finish protects the aluminium substrate against outdoor elements such as ultraviolet rays
  • Provides resistance to humidity, weather, light, corrosion and are non-combustible and bushfire safe in comparison to natural wood
Felton Double Art Panels

Art Panels

  • Art panels have a Duraluxe Matte finish results in amazingly vivid artwork colors
  • Excellent scratch resistance
  • Duraluxe Anti graffiti properties that can be cleaned easily
  • UV resistance so art will not fade
  • Panels are non-flammable & VOC Free

Caring for Country Range at Belrose Public School

Students-at-Belrose-caring-for-country-bin-enclosure

"We are thrilled to have the new Caring for Country bench seats and table setting from Felton at Belrose Public School.

The students are always learning and exploring their outside surroundings. The Caring for Country bench seats have been placed within our own beautiful bushfood and Indigenous garden. This whole area has a wide range of sensory, edible and pollinating Indigenous shrubs and flowers such as the native mint and lemon myrtle. The Caring for Country bench compliments this area and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority that all of our students are engaged in, in regard to reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

The Caring for Country bench is not just a vibrant and beautiful feature for our students to view, use and enjoy but as a rich and fascinating resource for our lessons across the whole school. "

Belinda Zorian,
Principal of Belrose Public School

FAQs

Brett has designed the artwork to be universal across Indigenous groups and Australia and a broader representation of practices and landscapes that enrich our culture and country.

People wishing to install these in their community can always contact the local Aboriginal Land  Council and get in contact with Elders.

Brett's artwork and educational resources through Modern Teaching Aids have been accepted in every community throughout Australia.

The copyright of all artworks remains with the artist Brett Parker, and he is paid royalty on every Caring for Country product sold. 

Woodgrain look is the standard option available, however custom colour options or standard silver aluminium look are available upon request. This may incur a standard customisation fee.

No, as with all Felton Industries outdoor furniture the Caring for Country range will need to be put together and installed on-site

Each Caring for Country product will be delivered with a permanent, self-adhesive sticker that has a unique QR code. The sticker can be applied anywhere on the outdoor furniture range that is suitable for the end user.

To view the video, you will need to scan the QR code with a smartphone QR code reader or camera and click the link to the Felton webpage. The webpage will contain a video of Brett, Billyarra discussing the artwork meaning and the story behind the art. The videos offer a window into indigenous culture that will start a conversation. 

No, all the Caring for Country range has been designed to be bolted down at installation

Please contact the team directly for enquiries you may have regarding international purchasing and delivery of the Caring for Country range

Indigenous art in Australia is traditional art created by First Nations people. Art plays a significant role in celebrating Indigenous history and culture. Art tells stories about connections with the land, events and beliefs of First Nations Australians. 

We currently work solely with Brett Parker, Billyara who is an award-winning Indigenous artist of the Wiradjuri tribe who has been an artist and educator for over 30 years. 

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