Indigenous artworks to be showcased in new exhibition

March 28, 2017 by  

The Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place is set to host its first exhibition, Cultural Connections, at the Maroondah Access Gallery.

Maroondah Deputy Mayor Nora Lamont is urging residents from Croydon and throughout the City of Maroondah to visit the exhibition mounted by the area’s indigenous arts collective. She said works featured in the display reflect a number of diverse approaches to artmaking, as well as the strong connection that exists between indigenous community, pride, identity and culture.

Cr. Lamont said the Cultural Connections exhibition, which has been advertised on flyers and brochures as well as on the Council website, will showcase works including traditional weaving, language, painting and a variety of cultural practices as well as putting an array of contemporary artistic vision on show.

She said the group was originally formed to address the needs of local indigenous families and other community members within the Eastern Metropolitan region.

The Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place has since established itself as a vital centre for cultural activity, learning and sharing, she said.

This latest exhibition, Cr. Lamont added, showcases the artwork of Indigenous Arts Collective member artists including Auntry Irene Norman, Aunty Daphne Milward and one of the latest artists on the scene – Amanda Wright.

The Cultural Connections exhibition will run weekdays from April 7 to May 26, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Maroondah Access Gallery.