TarraWarra Museum of Art acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the original custodians of the lands and waters on which the Museum stands.

WILAM BIIK

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‘Wurring Wurring, Malka Shield (Inspired by Traditional Marks of a Male Elder Shield Design)’ by Deanne Gilson “This work aims to reclaim cultural knowledge by using the diamond pattern sourced from a traditional shield design. The shape is a contemporary portrayal of the colonial picture frame, a traditional grave (being… A personal tool of William Barak, Wurundjeri Ngurungaeta, Head Man. William Barak made this parrying shield in 1897. Shields were used in combat, defence, dance and ceremony, according to Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections for Museums Victoria. Kimberley shares more: “Their distinctive linear markings, often packed with… Reminder: airing tonight on ABC TV Plus (the ABC Kids channel) 9pm: BRONWYN OLIVER – The Shadows Within Watch this moving documentary on Bronwyn Oliver, one of Australia's most respected sculptors, produced by long-time art director Catherine Hunter. “She influenced a whole new generation of artists, that is the potency… #YalingwaArtists Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri Women’s Dance Group “Our dances are created to honour our Liwik (Ancestors), Kerr-up-non (Family), Biik (Country) and animals. We are a Wurundjeri female dance group, and also Traditional Custodians of Narrm (Melbourne). Djirri Djirri means Willy Wagtail in Woiwurrung, the language of Wurundjeri people, the Traditional… Essential viewing this week on ABC TV: BRONWYN OLIVER – The Shadows Within by Catherine Hunter. This moving documentary examines the life and work of Bronwyn Oliver, one of Australia's greatest sculptors. Long-time arts director Catherine Hunter has unearthed a rich and valuable archive which allows Oliver’s own voice to… Announcing CLIMATE AND COUNTRY forum on Saturday 16 October, 1pm. The CLIMATE AND COUNTRY forum brings together First Nations leaders, activists, and researchers to discuss our current environmental crises and the ecological impacts which have continued to unfold from the colonisation of Australia. Join Senator Lidia Thorpe, Zena Cumpston and… For everyone missing a wander around TarraWarra. Looking forward to a time soon when we can welcome you back. Thanks to @micprojects for sharing this stunning aerial shot. Photo by @robblackphotography #ArtPlaceIdeas @kateseddon_landscapedesign @landart_landscapes There is a poignant detail to Nannette Shaw’s work for WILAM BIIK, curated by Stacie Piper. As you move through her installation – a series of kelp vessels – the vessels get smaller. This shrinking is a powerful metaphor of an issue urgent for Nannette: the growing scarcity of kelp… Sky / Karkanya (Barkindji) “As the world’s earliest astronomers, many First Nations ancestral creation stories involve the sky and looking up. Sky Country or Country Up Above is equally important and connected to us as the land and waterways. Looking up has always been a source of knowledge and inspiration,…