‘Kart Koodin 2’, Works on Paper
Manningham Art Gallery, 25th May – 2nd July 2016
Kart Koodin is a Kulin word meaning paper. It is also the title of the latest exhibition by Baluk Arts during Reconciliation Week at Manningham Art Gallery. ‘Kart Koodin 2’ features local Aboriginal artists from Bayside, Peninsula and south-east Melbourne, who have created a dynamic selection of contemporary artworks on paper.
This exhibition showcases a beautiful range of earthy and diverse Indigenous works on paper by Baluk Arts artists reflecting country, connection, history and culture translated through a range of mediums including ochre paintings, digital and mixed media, prints and stencils. There is will also be a selection of sculptural pieces complementing the works on paper.
The phrase ‘kart koodin’ was discovered in the publication of the journal of William Thomas, who at the time was Assistant Protector of the Aborigines of Port Phillip from 1839-1867.
Dominic Bramall-White, Patrice Mahoney, Patsy Smith, Sharee Harper, Daniel Kelly, Lisa Waup Robert Kelly and Sharee Harper.
Exhibition runs from 25th May – 2nd July
Opening Exhibition is Wednesday 25th May 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition Floor Talk is Friday 27th May 12-12:30pm
A workshop facilitated by two Baluk Arts Artists is also scheduled, creating your own Kart Koodin (paper) artwork, inspired from the Kart Koodin 2 Exhibition. (TBC – for children or adults) – Children can create their own mini book from the imagery in the exhibition – Adults will create their own concertina paper creation.