My Culture - Opening Night

The My Culture exhibition of new etchings and woodblock prints by Artur Brata Laras, Chico dos Santos and Amos Wainggai opened on 21 August and runs until 12 September 2015 as part of the Craft Cubed Festival. The opening was joyous, warm and filled with many communities meeting. Artur made offerings to all ancestors, and sought blessings of harmony in the gathering. Chico sang to his ancestors in the gallery in keeping with cultural protocols. Amos called the warriors to action in a moving song. Ronny Kareni and the West Papuan community members who responded with singing and percussion were joined by Colombian musicians, with the opening flowing into the night by song, dance, food and conversation.

My Culture was supported by the City of Yarra.