Call Out for Local Indigenous Artists

Published on 18 February 2021

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Moyne Shire Council invites local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across the generations to register their interest in submitting a two dimensional artwork embodying the ‘Generational Journey’.

Open to all indigenous artists living within the Maar Nation (better known as Gunditjmara), four commissioned artworks – one from each generation – will be selected as the feature artwork in the future Moyne Shire Virtual Art gallery which is currently under development.

Moyne Shire Council Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade, said the online gallery was an opportunity for local artists to share their work with the community.  

“This is a great opportunity for artists within our local indigenous community to share their journeys and educate our wider community,” Cr Meade said.

“The artists will need to create an original piece that reflects the storyline of cultural practices and changes throughout the generations.

“The completed commissioned works will be a permanent fixture in the future Moyne Shire Virtual Art Gallery and on public display in the Moyne Shire Offices.

“We invite expressions of interest from both emerging and established artists living within the Maar Nation (Gunditjmara) (South West Region).”

This process has been advised by Sherry Johnstone Warrnambool Art Gallery Maar Nation Curator and Uncle Locky Eccles including the selection of artworks.

Expressions of Interest Close 5pm Monday 1st March. Eligible Age Groups: 16-25 years, 25-35 years, 35-50 years, 50+ years.

For  a detailed artist brief, please contact Rebecca Elmes on 03 5568 0555 or at rebecca.elmes@moyne.vic.gov.au.

 

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