‘Wominjeka: A New Beginning’ travels to Horsham


Wominjeka: A New Beginning, installation view, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, June 2017.

Wominjeka: A New Beginning opened at Horsham Regional Gallery this week. The exhibition 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.