Presented in our level 2 Project Space, Re / Connecting by Yorta Yorta artist, Moorina Bonini is based upon the artist’s interaction with the Lisa Bellear Photographic Collection held by the Koorie Heritage Trust.
The feel of the photo
seeing familiar faces
Seeing the strength of mob
An inherent connection
which are gathered
Moorina Bonini is a proud Yorta Yorta woman and member of the Dhulunyagen family clan of Ulupna and member of the Briggs family. Moorina is a practicing artist whose works are inspired by her own experiences as an Aboriginal and Italian woman and within her practice creates artwork that examines contemporary Indigenous histories through the use of installation and video.
Moorina holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)(Honours) from VCA. Her work has been exhibited within group shows and at various galleries such as Ballarat International Poto Biennale, Sydney Festival, Blak Dot Gallery, c3 Contemporary Art Space, SEVENTH Gallery and Brunswick Street Gallery. Moorina has produced and co-curated art and cultural programs across RMIT University and The University of Melbourne. Moorina is currently working at Next Wave as a Producer-in-Residence. She is also a board member for SEVENTH Gallery and is currently the First Nations Programming Coordinator.