Exhibition tour launching soon – ‘Wominjeka: A New Beginning’
A NETS Victoria and Koorie Heritage Trust touring exhibition
A new exhibition tour launches at East Gippsland Art Gallery on the 19th May. Wominjeka: A New Beginning traces cultural continuities and explores new modes of creative practice in South Eastern Aboriginal art and cultures. Featuring a diverse array of materials and techniques including; painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints this landmark exhibition brings together specially commissioned work by five cross-generational early career artists; Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young. As part of this project each participating artist has been mentored by a senior artist including Maree Clarke, Lee Darroch, Ray Thomas and Peter Waples-Crowe to explore the Koorie Heritage Trust’s significant Collections and to develop new work in dialogue with the past.
Wominjeka: A New Beginning was originally produced to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust and to launch the Trust’s new high profile premises at Federation Square in Melbourne. The exhibition will tour to 4 venues around Victoria in 2016. A range of public programs, an education resource and exhibition catalogue will accompany the exhibition tour.