Featuring artists Lisa Waup, Gillian Garvie, Cassie Leatham, Beverley Meldrum and Nanette Shaw, this collection of works explores both the protective and nurturing role of nature, and the ancient practice of using elements from the natural world to create diverse works as a rich expression of culture, identity and place that links generations together.
Exquisite works made from materials such as bull kelp, shells, bones, clay, wool, wood, assorted fibres, river reed and feathers honour mother earth and evoke memories of personal history. Each artist has a strong connection to the material they have utilised in their work, whether it be from the sea or the land.
Baluk Arts is an urban Aboriginal community arts centre based in Mornington, Victoria. Baluk supports artistic, career and audience development for visual artists of the Bayside, Peninsula and greater Melbourne. Baluk is a local Boonwurrung word meaning many or group of people and this reflects the diversity of their artists and their work. Emerging and established Baluk artists hail from all over Australia and their art expresses their identity and cultural heritage in a contemporary context.