I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of the ‘Vessels of Life’ exhibition by
Eva Ponting (Gunditjmara), Lyn Thorpe (Yorta Yorta), Naomi Ota (Japan/Australia), Cynthia Hardie (Yorta Yorta)
I very much encourage you to get to visit the at Benalla Art Gallery if you can before August 21st
(Botanical Gardens . Bridge Street, Benalla VIC Telephone: 03 5760 2619 Open 10 – 5pm Closed Tuesdays)
This collaborative installation combines organic and man-made materials, with diverse cultural historic, artistic traditions and expertise such as weaving and making of fibrous textiles. The installation incorporates coolamons, Indigenous vessels traditionally used to carry food or cradle babies. Their inclusion pertains to spiritual birthplace, the cycles of life and gathering sustenance. These suspended mobiles refer to blood lines, genealogy and a sense of universal connectivity.