Wominjeka: A New Beginning - Art Collector

Aunty Marlene Gilson, (Wathaurung / Wadawurrung) (detail) Marngrook Football, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Burrinja Cultural Centre

Wominjeka: A New Beginning celebrates 30 years of the Koorie Heritage Trust. This project highlights cultural continuities alongside new modes of creative practice in the work of five cross-generational early career artists; Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young.
The exhibition presents this new work alongside the objects of inspiration from the Trust’s collection. Exhibited works utilise a broad array of media, materials and techniques including; painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints.

Exhibition coordinator: Jan Duffy, Koorie Heritage Trust


Exhibition opens: Saturday 10 December 2016
Exhibition closes: 12 February 2017
Location: Burrinja Cultural Centre, Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey, VIC
Contact: 03 9754 8723
Website: http://www.burrinja.org.au

About Burrinja Cultural Centre

Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre in the Dandenong Ranges with a clear, creative and community-based vision for the region: Building Community through Arts.

The centre encompasses multiple gallery spaces and artists’ studios, a world-class collection of Indigenous and oceanic art, 400 seat theatre, black box space, kids ‘stay and play’ art activities, rehearsal, making and meeting spaces, community cultural development projects, museum collection management, live music, Indigenous cultural garden and Burrinja Café + Bar.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

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