Met the wonderful Cam Cope tonight and can’t wait to attend the opening of his exhibition this week.
Back in February I announced on this blog a project called Boorun’s Canoe, an Indigenous cultural arts collaboration I’ve been working on part-time for the past couple of years with Indigenous artist Steaphan Paton, senior Gunai/Kurnai elder Uncle Albert Mullett, the extended Mullett family (of the Gunai/Kurnai community in Gippsland) and Bunjilaka, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum.
“Boorun’s Canoe is a story of cultural pride and intergenerational knowledge passed on by Senior Gunai/Kurnai Elder Uncle Albert Mullett to his Grandsons and family, including lead artist Steaphan Paton, who learnt the tradition of bark canoe making. Featuring the bark canoe and stunning photographs by Cam Cope capturing the canoe’s creation, Boorun’s Canoe celebrates the strength and continuation of Victorian Koorie culture.”
Steaphan and I are now really excited to be able to announce that the exhibition will be opening in just 3 weeks time and will…
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