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Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights

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Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights

13 Mar 2021 - 30 May 2021

Story-telling in all forms is crucial to sharing and understanding historic and popular culture.  Deadly Narratives brings together Victorian stories represented by 5 years of art acquisitions to the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) Collection. Deadly Narratives also celebrates the KHT’s 5th year located at Federation Square.  

Deadly narratives are told through a range of media including acrylic on canvas and board, prints, ceramics, textile, pokerwork possum skin, weaving and jewellery. 

Featured artists:  Frank Hood, the Pitcha Makin Fellaz, Mandi Barton, Patrice Mathaymiles Mahoney, Marlene Scerri, Lisa Waup, Lucy Williams-Connelly, Steaphan Paton, Josh Muir, Monique Grbec, Marlene Gilson, Kait James, Uncle Greg Muir, Lee Darroch, Raymond Young, Cassie Leatham, Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Peter Waples-Crowe and Marilyne Nicholls.

The exhibition will showcase the unique and important place the Koorie Heritage Trust Collection holds in Victoria and nation-wide.  These key acquisitions reflect a strong and vibrant culture in the south east of Australia, a thriving culture and connection to country and a considerable breadth and style in works.

Holding the only collection solely dedicated to Koorie cultural heritage in Victoria with over 65,000 items relating to South-Eastern Australian Aboriginal communities, including oral histories, photographic archives, a reference library, and over 3900 historic and contemporary artworks and objects. These collections support, promote and celebrate the resilience, strength and beauty of the Aboriginal people and communities of South-Eastern Australia.

The Koorie Heritage Trust is proud to acknowledge exhibition partners Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and the Indigenous Visual Arts and Industry Support Program.


Image:
Pitcha Makin Fellaz
We know where you shop (Kangaroo)
Acrylic paint on pvc foamboard
Size 1225 X 900 X 5 mm
Collection of KHT, Gift of Tom Mosby and Tony Ellwood
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Gallery Details

Koorie Heritage Trust 
Levels 1 & 3
Yarra Building
Federation Square

Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
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