TarraWarra Biennial Opening Day
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, curated by Dr Léuli Eshrāghi with artists’ talks and a performance!
ARTIST TALKS in the gallery with curator Dr Léuli Eshrāghi 11.30AM-2.10PM
11.30 Dr Leyla Stevens
11.50 Sancintya Mohini Simpson
12.10 Regina Pilawuk Wilson (Ngan’gikurunggurr, Marrithyel)
1.30 Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
1.50 Sonja Carmichael (Quandamooka) and Elisa Jane Carmichael (Quandamooka)
PERFORMANCE by The Unbound Collective with Brooke Wandin (Wurundjeri) at 2.30PM
From Kaurna Yarta we are Mirning, Narungga, Yankunytjatjara, Yidinji Mbarbram and we are honoured to accept this invitation to Wurundjeri Country. We come bearing witness to the poisoning of the precious mangrove forests and waterways across our many countries. We carry fresh waters gifted from Kaurna Elders and community to you. We carry feathers and seagrass and debris on netted skirts, and we rise with ocean tides, on connecting tributaries, and pulled by the moon. We gift sovereign love poems through embodied acts of resistance and we breathe with you. Hear us call out … We remember. We know you as our body, essential to life-giving life, with every fourth breath you give. Like your salt of the earth we rise, our poised-balance refusal to disappear.
The Unbound Collective:
Ali Gumillya Baker (Mirning), Faye Rosas Blanch (Mbararam, Yidinyji), Natalie Harkin (Narungga), Simone Ulalka Tur (Yankunytjatjara)
Brooke Wandin is a Wurundjeri educator, language worker and artist. Brooke has developed and facilitated a range of cultural educational programs, providing Wurundjeri cultural and historical education for pre-school to tertiary students. She is also one of the Directors of Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation and is the current Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellow at the State Library of Victoria where she is examining materials relating to Woiwurrung language to assist in the development of a Woiwurrung language database.
TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, curated by Dr Léuli Eshrāghi is an exhibition featuring newly commissioned works by 15 artists/artist groups focused on the interconnectedness of the peoples of Australia, Asia and the Great Ocean. The title of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023, ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, is an alagāʻupu, Sāmoan proverb, meaning ‘the canoe obeys the wind’.
ROADWORKS. Check VicTraffic when planning your trip due to current roadworks in Coldstream and Healesvillle on 1 April.
Please be advised that there will be a road closure on Healesville-Yarra Glen road between Old Healesville Road and Yarra Glen Bypass.
- Access via Yarra Glen: Entry to Healesville-Yarra Glen Road via Yarra Glen will be made available to you by roadworks staff , if you advise you are visiting TarraWarra Museum of Art.
- Access via Healesville: A detour route will be available for all traffic between Healesville and the Museum via an unsealed road.
Roadwork hours: Saturday 1 April: 7.00am–5.00pm
Please allow extra time for your trip to TarraWarra Museum of Art.