OUR EXHIBITION SPACES
We have three temporary exhibition spaces.
The Darren Pattie-Bux Gallery and Gandel Family Foyer Gallery are located on our ground floor and displays work from established and emerging Koorie artists.
The Aunty Joyce Johnson Gallery, located on our first floor, features established Koorie artists, in-coming travelling exhibitions and displays from the Trust’s own Collection.
Please keep an eye on this space for information on forthcoming exhibitions.
We also have a permanent social history exhibition on our first floor of Koorie history and culture.
GANAGAN (DEEP WATER): WATERWAYS IN KOORIE LIFE AND ART
Exhibition Dates: 6 June - 3 September 2013
Location: Darren Pattie-Bux Gallery and Gandel Family Foyer Gallery, Ground Floor; Aunty Joyce Johnson Gallery, First Floor
Ganagan is a Taungurung word meaning ‘deep water’. Ganagan encourages visitors to see Victorian waters through Koorie eyes.
Ganagan will showcase treasures from our collection including canoes, eel traps, fishing spears, paintings, photos and oral histories. For the first time, visitors will see Glenda Nicholl’s stunning Ochre Net which won both the Koorie Heritage Trust Acquisition Award and the CAL Award for Three Dimensional Works at the 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. The exhibition will also incorporate creation stories that relate how Victorian waterways were formed and how Birrarung, the Yarra River, was filled with the tears of two frightened young boys.
Ganagan celebrates Koorie traditions and continuing connections to Victorian waterways.
As part of the exhibition, we are pleased to provide a number of public programs including:
Guided River Walks - Friday 21 June and Wednesday 10 July 1:00 – 2:30pm
The River Walks will commence from the Foyer of the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square. Walks are limited to 20 people and bookings are essential so get in early.
Costs are $30 per person and $20 for concession/Koorie community members with payment to be made at the time of booking.
Bookings can be made through our reception team on 8622 2600 or email email@example.com. Credit card payments preferred.
Curator Floor Talk - Wednesday 10 July 10:00 – 11:00am
Hear the curators of Ganagan speak on the development of the exhibition and key works.
The Curator Floor Talk is free, but numbers are limited to 30 people. Bookings are essential.
Please contact our reception team on 8622 2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep an eye on this site for program updates.
Map of Port Phillip Bay, Mandy Thomas (Wurundjeri), Acrylic paint on kangaroo skin.
Eels (Women fishing), Eileen Harrison (Kurnai), Acrylic paint on canvas.
Ganagan is sponsored by Melbourne Water, who is entrusted with continuing to protect the natural and cultural heritage values of Melbourne’s waterways for the whole community. This exhibition illustrates the sustainable practices of Aboriginal traditions around waterways, which Melbourne Water continues to protect for future generations.