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

Saturday, 27 November 2021 to Sunday, 9 October 2022
Dr Vicki and Deborah 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.

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