We are so proud that the 'Sand Goanna' design by Aboriginal artist Caitlin Trindall has been chosen by Tourism Australia to be featured in the 2022 ad campaign
This piece is a careful collision of both tradition and contemporary art. Caitlin often uses traditional symbols to share messages and stories within the artwork, but also the use of bright vibrant colours to create a modern feel.
"Creating art gives me purpose, it heals my soul and fills my heart with joy. The connections I have developed with people and communities through my artwork is incredible, and it has given me a stronger sense of identity to my people and my culture," says Caitlin.
The sand goanna is one of the totems significant to the artist's mob, the Kamilaroi people. This mat design represents the knowledge and connections between people and places, that are carried through the goanna. The background of the design shows the tracks of the goanna, with the lines representing the trail that his tail leaves in the sand, and the dots on either side are his footprints as he walks. The design also incorporates campsites of men and women who gather together to share yarns, pass down knowledge, enriching their future through generational teaching.
Like our entire range of recycled plastic outdoor mats, the 'Sand Goanna' is created using recycled products, which include plastic bags, plastic water bottles and other soft polypropylene, so that you can enjoy art and outdoor activities with family and friends in a sustainable way. Take your 'Sand Goanna' to the beach, on picnics or create relaxation spaces on your patio, or in your garden. It is also reversible, meaning you get two looks - just flip it over!
Our innovative recycled plastic mats are waterproof and easily cleaned. Sand and grass simply shake off, and any heavier soiling can be wiped down or hosed off. This makes them perfect for camping and other (potentially messy) outdoor events!
If you're here thinking about gearing up your outdoor space, how about a doormat to keep the outdoors outside (the turf ones work extra well!). Our portable picnic tables are also a great addition to any camping or backyard picnic setup. You can use them for so many things; They provide a flat usable surface anywhere you might need it - like somewhere to pop your marshmallows by the campfire, or maybe hold your glass whilst you tend to the BBQ!
We're now exploring how we can 're-recycle' your unwanted mats! Our exciting initiative for re-purposing and re-using them is a must-read.
Name of Design
sand goanna mat 1.8x2.7m
Origin of Design
Aboriginal Australian, 10% paid to artist
1.8 x 2.7m
Green Blue Orange
Fabric / Materials
Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled and reusable plastic carry bag
These mats are reversible. Photos show both sides of the same mat. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs. Designed in Australia, manufactured in China or India. NOTE that sizes are +/- 5% due to weaving techniques in manufacturing and may not to be 100% as stated. If using on a slippery surface, non slip mesh recommended underneath.
All our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. Follow our guide to mat maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions. Our floor mats and playmats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
- Teacher mat for group time
- Storytelling on a mat, indoors or out
- Art and craft mat
- Cultural inclusion
- Multicultural events
- Festivals and events
- Byron Bay Blues Fest
- Outdoor music events
- Use to designate areas for play
- Cultural wall art
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Camping - keep the tent floor clean
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration