Top: Marlene Gilson (Wadawurrung), What If? [detail], 2017, acrylic on linen. Private Collection. Bottom: Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Murnong Dreaming [detail], acrylic on canvas.

What If? Marlene Gilson (Gallery 1)

Murnong: Yam Daisies: Deanne Gilson (Gallery 2)

Linked by the culture of their Wadawurrung ancestors, mother and daughter artists, Aunty Marlene Gilson and Deanne Gilson have developed two concurrent solo exhibitions exploring their differing styles and techniques.

What If? by Aunty Marlene presents a series of new works in her signature narrative style, telling iconic stories of her Country and community. Murnong: Yam Daisies by Deanne, presents an installation of ceramics and paintings as an investigation into the loss of women’s traditional practices through colonisation into the contemporary present.

Download the catalogue here.

Exhibition dates: 5 August – 8 October 2017.

  • Opening Event: 2-4pm, Saturday 5 August 2017
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery, Level 1,
  • Yarra Building, Federation Square
  • RSVP to rsvp@koorieheritagetrust.com or call 03 8662 6334