Art and storytelling are important healing and wellbeing elements in our communities and this collection of works strongly portray the visual and powerful stories of each individual
Aunty Bev Murray
Barring – Nganjin meaning “Our Path Our Journey” is an exhibition by, of and from Stolen Generations Survivors. This is storytelling at its finest, with artists telling their stories of grief, loss and resilience. But it also demonstrates, hope, resilience and triumph. Each survivor’s story is their own act of truth telling. It is both a creative response and an act of healing that reflects historical trauma but also resilience.
The exhibition brings together over 45 artworks that include paintings, weaving, prints, mixed media amongst others.
Participating artists include: Lyn Austin, Eric Brown, Freddy Clark, Talgium “Chocko” Howard Edwards, John Elliot, the late Les Griggs, Monique Grbec, Treahna Hamm, Colleen Howell, Thomas Marks, Makia McLoughlin, the late Alice Solomon, Norm Stewart, Andrew Travis and Lisa Waup.
The exhibition is presented in partnership with Link-Up Victoria and curatorial assistance from Aunty Bev Murray (Link-Up Victoria). We acknowledge Link-Up Victoria, Connecting Home and Aunty Bev Murray whose collections are presented alongside artworks from the KHT’s own Collections. We also acknowledge the Sharing the Stories of the Stolen Generations an exhibition held at Craigieburn by Link-Up Victoria in 2021, a precursor to this powerful exhibition.
At the Koorie Heritage Trust, we also provide confidential client-based genealogy research to assist members of the Stolen Generations to trace their family history and access records. Through our Koorie Family History Service, we provide members of the Stolen Generations and their descendants with knowledge of their family tree, family history, culture and Community. For more information on the important work we do in this area, visit the Koorie Family History Service page on our website.
Uncle Eric Thomas Brown (Gomeroi), “Men's Business 2”, date unknown, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 760 x 1040 x 45mm. Collection of Link-Up Victoria. Photo: Christian Capurro 2022.