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Alice Pepper - The Message Cloak, High-Country Low Country, 1st prize Mount Hotham sponsored category.

Aboriginal Art Show

Aboriginal Art Show

Alice Pepper - The Message Cloak, High-Country Low Country, 1st prize Mount Hotham sponsored category.

More than 100 works at GLaWAC's inaugural art show

Woorara Wanik Waring: Aboriginal Art Show

An art show by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation called Woorara Wanik Waring: mountain pathway to the sea is on now, with paintings, photography, sculpture and weaving.

GLaWAC’s inaugural art show, at their headquarters at Forestec in Kalimna West, showcases more than 100 works by emerging Gunaikurnai and Aboriginal artists, with most available for purchase.

General Manager for Culture, Grattan Mullett said the art show is part of GLaWAC’s annual program of events designed to support the Gunaikurnai community to embrace and continue their culture, and to celebrate their cultural heritage with the broader community.

“It was great to see so many people from the community come together at the launch to enjoy great art by our emerging artists, Mr Mullett said.

"The event was catered by our new café Chef, Warren, and served by our hospitality trainees.”

GLaWAC is also trialling a café on site that is open Wednesdays to Sundays between 9.30am and 2.30pm for coffee, cakes and light lunches featuring some bush tucker.

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Prizes were awarded on the night in three categories - an Open and Children’s category as well as a special category ‘The true spirit of Alpine Australia’ sponsored by the Mount Hotham Resort Management Board.

“A highlight of the show is the Children’s category, and I am proud that our community has come onboard to support this event and encouraged their children and grandchildren to join in the fun.

"It is so important to give our kids the opportunity to creatively represent their culture and our Country.

“Another highlight was the winner of the Mount Hotham sponsored category, Alice Pepper’s possum skin Message Cloak, ‘High-Country, Low-Country’.

The Gippsland Art Gallery has purchased Alice’s work which will become part of their permanent collection of Aboriginal works. GLaWAC will also purchase some pieces to add to its collection at Forestec,” Mr Mullett said.

GLaWAC is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays between 9.30am and 2.30pm during the café trial.

The exhibtion continues until Monday 29 April.

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