Main Street Open Air Gallery
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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.