Main Street Open Air Gallery

ARTIST

Sam Trist

TITLE  Coolamon
MEDIUM  Pyrography on wood

LOCATION outside Mens on Main 171 Main Street Mornington

A coolamon is a traditional Aboriginal carrying vessel with curved sides. Their shape, like a canoe, suggests the journey of life.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Samantha Trist likes to make and create. She grew up in Bulleen and is a proud Taungurung woman of the Warring Illum Bulok clan. 
Working with possum skins, native feathers (especially emu), and pyrographic techniques, Sams designs are about sharing her Culture. She has had a long career in early childhood education, and these days teaches Indigenous dance to young girls, shares cultural knowledge with National Trust visitors and creates beautiful cultural objects and wearables with Baluk Arts.

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