The Eve of my Status

Bronwyn Razem
Friday, 8 December 2017 to Sunday, 11 February 2018
Agostina Hawkins

The Eve of my Status presents new weavings and paintings by Elder Aunty Bronwyn Razem, Gunditjmara woman of the Kirrae Whurrong clan of western Warrnambool, master basket weaver and painter.

Bronwyn Razem

Bronwyn Razem is an Indigenous Australian basket weaver and painter. She is a Gunditjmara woman of the Kirrae Wurrong clan of western Warrnambool on the Victorian coastline. Bronwyn’s practice involves an exploration of her Indigenous heritage and identity, and she creates symbolic representations of places and events that are meaningful to her family. She integrates ochres, sand and other materials into her paintings, and her works also draw on the possum skin cloak traditions of her ancestors. Exhibitions include the solo show “Symbols of Identity” (2006/2007), “Ngathook mangnoorroo watanoo: I come from “ (2008) both at Bunjilaka Gallery, Melbourne Museum, and “Local story: local voices” at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. Bronwyn was highly commended for the Deadly Art Award at the 2005 Victorian Indigenous Arts Awards, and she was short-listed for the Victorian Indigenous Arts Awards in 2006. In 2008, Bronwyn was chosen by the Australia Council for the Arts to be part of a delegation of Indigenous artists to attend the 10th Pacific Arts Festival in Western Samoa.