Netmaking came to Glenda from her ancestors in a vision and has inspired this exhibition of river-life, featuring woven nets, scoop nets, fishing lines, baskets, hooks and bird nets.
The works demonstrate a continuous and evolving link with techniques passed down through generations of Aboriginal women living in and around South-East Australian waterways. While drawn from functional design, the objects are imbued with a deep cultural significance beyond the practical, weaving a connection across the generations of women still living on river country.
The exhibition includes work by artists: Glenda Nicholls (Wadi Wadi/Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindgeri), Clair Bates (Malingappa/Paakantji, Barkindji), Donna Blackall (Yorta Yorta), Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Georgia Macguire (Wurundjeri) and Bronwyn Razem (Gunditjmara) and has been curated by Glenda Nicholls.
Presented By Koorie Heritage Trust and YIRRAMBOI.
This exhibition has been proudly sponsored by Eucalypt Australia. The Koorie Heritage Trust is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Organisations Investment Program, the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program, and the City of Melbourne.