An Ever Present Universe

Fiona Clarke, featuring in-language story telling by Vicki Couzens
Date: 
Saturday, 25 November 2017 to Sunday, 18 February 2018
Curator/s: 
Ren Gregoric

This exhibition has been specifically designed for children, with all works and interactive technology installed at appropriate heights.

In An Ever Present Universe South West artist Fiona Clarke presents the star dreaming story of the Seven Sisters: a culturally significant creation songline amongst a large number of Indigenous Australian language groups. This immersive exhibition features original paintings by Fiona Clarke telling the story of the Seven Sisters set amongst an installation of glow stars and a telling of the star dreaming story in language and English by Vicki Couzens.

+ Free entry

+ Free children's activities available each day

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages, particuarly children ages 6-12

The Seven Sisters Story

A Kee woorroong language and English telling of the Seven Sisters Stories by Vicki Couzens is available on the Culture Victoria website (click here). A set of six interactive Gunditjmara (South-West Victorian) stories, including the Story of the Seven Sister, created by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) is available for download via iTunes. Click here to download the app or search for 'Kurok-iyar, The Story of the Seven Sisters' in the app store.

Fiona Clarke

Fiona Clarke is a renowned local Aboriginal artist and children’s book author of the Kirrae Whurrong who has been a practising for over 26 years. Her most recent achievement was being selected by Cricket Australia to design the Aboriginal motif used to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the first Aboriginal Cricket team to play at the MCG on Boxing day, 2016.