Main Street Open Air Gallery


Sammy Trist

TITLE  Collection to Willum
MEDIUM  Acrylic on canvas
SIZE:  H 76cm x W 102cm

LOCATION outside Michelle-Ann 147 Main Street Mornington

FIRST LAYER         Symbols to represent Kulin Totems (WAAHN & BUNDJIL)

SECOND LAYER   Community/Family

THIRD LAYER       Waterways, Pun Pun, Turtle Pond – Westernport, Phillip Bay

FORTH LAYER      Kulin Line Art, Diamond or thatch represent fishing/weaving

The five lines represent the eastern Kulin Nation (5 CLANS)

FIFTH LAYER        Different Aboriginal groups that come and connect and share culture and knowledge

SIXTH LAYER        Gum leaves represent the country that Willum is located on.


I am a Taungurung Women and I live on the Mornington Peninsula.

I have spent 30 years of my working career in Early Childhood Education. The past 5 years I have transitioned to teaching my Indigenous culture in various educational settings. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and culture to children and youth in my community.

Creating art (when possible) gives me time and space to reflect and heal. It is very important to me as it allows me to express my connection and knowledge of my Indigenous culture. I am an active member of Baluk Arts Aboriginal art gallery in Mornington.