pakayn marree weerrath (bone, stone, string) Women’s Tools

Friday, 26 November 2021 to Sunday, 12 June 2022
Dr Vicki Couzens

Maar Nation Gallery Guest Curator Dr Vicki Couzens brings works by Gunditjmara women artists together with selected artefacts from The Leonhard Adam Collection (University of Melbourne Art Collection) in collaboration with the Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne. Exploring socio-political perceptions about the ownership and artisanship of tools as well as gender protocols attributed in Aboriginal culture to the making and use of tools by women, for women, this exhibition offers a rethinking of the commonly understood term 'tools' through experimentation and discovery in contemporary practice. 

*Please note exhibition dates have been extended due to COVID19

Exhibition Launch: (New dates TBA)
Free admission, COVID19 capacity limits in place

Saturday 16 October, 11am - 12 noon (Cancelled New dates TBA)
Conversation: Dhurga language teacher and Tuin Nation women Patricia 'Trisha' Ellis with artist, curator and Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong woman Dr Vicki Couzens
Free admission, COVID19 capacity limits in place

Image: Basket, Western District of Victoria, 1883. Donated by Miss Young. Grinding stone, details unknown. WAG Collection