Cassie Leatham, Warrigal Creek Middens, 2016, pipe clay, bones, shells, ochre, charcoal. Koorie Heritage Trust Collection.

A solo exhibition by Taungurung/ Wurundjeri artist, Cassie Leatham.

Featuring emu feather skirts, carvings, jewellery, ceramics, possum and kangaroo skin cloaks, Baga-k gaabi brunga biik (Symbols in the sand), presents an installation of Cassie Leatham’s artistic and cultural practice created over the past two years. The accumulated works reveal foraged and found materials sourced on Country, showcasing the artist’s use of traditional and contemporary methods to create and re-imagine cultural objects. As a self-taught Taungurung/Wurundjeri artist of the Kulin Nation, Cassie listens to the stories from her Elders to inspire her works and to connect to her father’s culture.

Click here to watch a short film of Cassie sharing stories about her practice and the works in this exhibition.

  • 10 March – 27 May 2018
  • Gallery 1, Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne.


This exhibition was made possible in part through the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy.