This is the first collective exhibition by members of Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini which is a network of Victorian Indigenous women artists, with a particular focus on those regionally based.
This exhibition has been curated by Georgia MacGuire, a Wurundjeri woman who lives in Maryborough, who also has work on display in Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini.
Over 20 artists from around Victoria are included in the exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the work of established artists such as Yorta Yorta woman and winner of the 2018 Koorie Heritage Trust Art Show winner Janet Bromley, and Waddi Waddi/Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjer winner of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards for 2015 Glenda Nicholls . The exhibition also includes the work of emerging artists including artists from the Shepparton TAFE.
There is a huge diversity of mediums and techniques from weaving, to painting and installation in this exhibition Georgia MacGuire explains “celebrates the uniqueness of south-eastern Australian Indigenous art and culture by women” while at the same time “challenges stereotypes of what Aboriginal art looks like.”
Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini has been made possible through funding received from Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria and Central Goldfields Shire Council.
Anna Williams (Wiradjuri),
Kerri Atkinson (Yorta Yorta),
Kristy Baksh (Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung),
Victoria Webbe (Budjari, Margany, Kinja),
Jai-Maree Wilson (connected to Yorta Yorta community),
Peta Lonsdale (Gomeroi)
Tammy-Lee Atkinson (Yorta Yorta)
Suzanne Atkinson (Yorta Yorta/Wemba Wemba),
Nekita Moran (Yorta Yorta, Biripi)
'Aunty Girl', 2018. Mixed media sculpture (fibre, clay, wool felt, wood, wire).