Paola Balla
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Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara


31 July - 7 November 2021

In the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, Wilam Biik means Home Country.

How do we see Country?  How do we hear Country? How do we connect to Country?

You are called to listen deeply with your ears, eyes and bodies – to understand how First People connect with Wilam Biik.

Wilam Biik is the Soil, the Land, the Water, the Air, the Sky and the Totems residing within. The only home we know and honour for its sacred exchange. A home where Custodial rights and responsibilities never left. May this come to be a part of you too.

An exhibition of cultural consciousness and knowledge, of an unsevered connection between First Peoples and Country, over thousands of generations.

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 alternating between ACCA and TarraWarra Museum of Art, focused on new commissions by contemporary Indigenous artists.

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