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1 October 2021

Poorneet: Tadpole Season

The Wurundjeri seasonal calendar is made up of seven seasons. Poorneet (tadpole) season is during September to October. It is a gestational time celebrated by the Wurundjeri People. As Senior Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin describes it:  “The grey clouds are shifting and we see glimpses of opening buds of light and sprinkles of […]

30 September 2021

WILAM BIIK 360 Virtual Tour

 WILAM BIIK is the second exhibition to be presented as part of Yalingwa, a Victorian Government initiative. Yalingwa is a partnership between the Victorian Government, ACCA and TarraWarra Museum of Art, designed to support the development of outstanding contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice. It includes three new curatorial positions and three major exhibitions […]

27 September 2021

Children’s activity: Draw a murnong

Drawing Upon the Murnong Murrup (murnong spirit) Ballarat based Wadawurrung artist Dr Deanne Gilson has developed this activity! Deanne works primarily with painting, sculptural installation, clay, fabric design and cultural education. Deanne’s art practice depicts native flowers and the importance of plants like the murnong daisy within a First Nations cultural context. The murnong daisy […]

16 September 2021

First Nations map of language groups

Discover the diverse languages and home Countries of WILAM BIIK artists First Nations Curator Stacie Piper explains how language groups and home Countries informed her curatorship for WILAM BIIK: “When it came to curating this exhibition I decided there was only one place to start — with Country, the story of Home. I have always […]

16 September 2021

Crediting works to Liwik (Ancestor)

First Nations Curator Stacie Piper discusses the inclusion of Liwik in WILAM BIIK For WILAM BIIK, curator Stacie Piper chose to refer to some works as ancestral tools and adornments, and credit the maker as Liwik (Woiwurrung word for Ancestor), rather than using the Western museum terminology of artefacts or objects by maker ‘Unknown’. WILAM […]