Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba & Gunditijmara), Murrup (Ghost) Weaving in Kuka Lar/Rosie’s Country [detail], 2021,

silk organza, rope, string, calico, bush dyed with eucalyptus, lily pily, tea tree, flowering gum, bottle brush, rust, mould, gold foil screen print, tent frame, 300 x 300 x 300cm. Courtesy of the artist. Screenprint in collaboration with Space Craft Studios.

WILAM BIIK

Upcoming
7 August - 7 November 2021
CURATED BY STACIE PIPER

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

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

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

Wilam Biik is the Soil, the Land, the Water, the Air, the Sky and the Animals that reside within. It is the only home we know, and we honour it for its sacred exchange. A home where Custodial rights and responsibilities never left.

An exhibition of cultural consciousness and knowledge, of an unsevered connection between First Peoples of South East Australia and their 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.

The exhibition features new work from contemporary artists Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba, Gundjitmara), Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Kent Morris (Barkindji), Glenda Nicholls (Waddi Waddi, Ngarrindjeri and Yorta Yorta), Steven Rhall (Taungurung), Nannette Shaw (Tyereelore, Trawoolway, Bunurong), Kim Wandin (Wurundjeri), Arika Waulu (Gunditjmara, Djapwurrung, Gunnai), Rhiannon Williams (Wakaman, Waradjuri), and the Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri Women’s Dance Group (Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngurai Illum-Wurrung) together with works by William Barak (Wurundjeri), Timothy Korkanoon (Wurundjeri), Granny Jemima Burns Wandin Dunolly (Wurundjeri), Joyce Moate (Taungurung), Rosie Tang nee Egan (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara), Letty Nicholls (Ngarrindjeri), and a selection of ancestral personal tools and adornments from the south east Australian region.

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