Celebrating 30 Years of Victoria's Koorie Heritage Trust
A New Beginning
Wominjeka: A New Beginning traces cultural continuities and explores new modes of creative practice in South Eastern Aboriginal art and cultures. Five cross-generational early career artists Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young were mentored by senior Koorie artists 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.
This landmark exhibition celebrates the significant cultural legacy of Koorie Heritage Trusts collecting activities and the next generation of Koorie artists contributing to the ongoing vibrancy of their culture in contemporary Australia. This selection of collection works and series of new works feature a diverse array of materials and techniques including; painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints.
Wominjeka: A New Beginning touring exhibition marks the 30th Anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust in 2015 and the Trust’s new home at Federation Square in Melbourne.
NETS Victoria is the peak body for visual arts touring in the state of Victoria. Delivering the best contemporary art, craft and design to regional Victoria and beyond, NETS Victoria works closely with curators and galleries to develop ambitious and stimulating exhibitions by a diverse range of leading and emerging Australian artists.
Josh Muir, We Will Survive, 2015, digital print on aluminium, 101 x 217cm. Image courtesy of the artist.