Maar Nation Made

22 Jul 2023 - 18 Aug 2024
Sherry Johnstone (Keerray Woorroong/Yorta Yorta), Ancient existence (detail), acrylic on canvas and wooden oak frame, 102.5cm x 77cm x 5.5cm
Sherry Johnstone (Keerray Woorroong/Yorta Yorta), Ancient existence (detail), acrylic on canvas and wooden oak frame, 102.5cm x 77cm x 5.5cm

Maar Nation Made  aligns the work of artists whose practices consider their personal and spiritual connection to country, nature and the sky. From the binding family ties in the story of the Seven Sister’s as represented by Kirrae Whurrong artist Fiona Clarke, to the personal reflections of a culturally significant site, Moyjil, located at the mouth of the Hopkins River by Keerray Woorroong/Yorta Yorta artist Sherry Johnstone. Both artists bring a nuanced understanding of their place within the Maar Nation.

The Warrnambool Art Gallery is located on the land of the Peek Whuurong people of the Gunditjmara, Eastern Maar, Maar Nation. The Eastern Maar are Traditional Owners of South West Victoria. This land extends as far north as Ararat and encompasses the Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Great Ocean Road areas; stretching 100m out to sea from low tide and includes the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Eastern Maar is a name adopted by the people who identify as Maar, Eastern Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung, Peek Whurrong, Kirrae Whurrung, Kuurn Kopan Noot and/or Yarro waetch (Tooram Tribe) amongst others.

This exhibition is proudly supported by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund and the Victorian State Government through Regional Arts Victoria. 

 

 

 

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