Creative Capacity

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.

Harvest celebration

Daddabile, relief print on Magnani paper by Nadia Y Sharit at The Ownership Project, 2013.

The Ownership Project invites you to Harvest, a celebration of new prints by local East African artists. Industrious neighbourhood afternoons continue to weave conversation with vibrant pattern work, encompassing daily rituals, henna work, seasonal harvests, and playful objects.

Adept at storytelling, the artists have individual sensibilities for texture, colour, and pattern. The works voice personal histories of movement and home, marking connections to place and to times past and to come. Join us to celebrate the works and connections made to date in the Arts Victoria-supported Mothers and Ink Project II, part of our Creative Capacity Program here in Kulin Country.

Celebration 6-8pm Friday 9 May 2014
Current to 25 May 2014