Maree Clarke & Mitch Mahoney
In this exhibition artists Maree Clarke (Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Boonwurrung, Wemba Wemba,), and her nephew, Mitch Mahoney (Boonwurrung and Barkindji), expand their practice by exploring the use of glass as a new material. Both Melbourne based, the artists are actively involved in reviving elements of Aboriginal culture that have either laid dormant or sadly been lost post Colonisation.
Clarke’s continuing desire to affirm and reconnect with her cultural heritage has seen her reification of the traditional possum skin cloaks, together with the production of contemporary designs of kangaroo teeth necklaces, and string headbands adorned with kangaroo teeth and echidna quills.
Featured image: Maree Clarke, Ancestral Memory, 2019 (installation photograph), glass, steel. Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery. Photograph: Christian Capurro
Image: Mitch Mahoney, Lines on Country, 2019 (process photograph of sandcasting). Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery. Photograph: Canberra Glassworks
04 July to 25 August
6:00pm 04 JulyView Catalogue