During a 12-month residency at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Bangerang artist Peta Clancy collaborated with the Dja Dja Wurrung community to research, develop and create a major series of large format landscape photographs responding to a massacre site on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Using cutting and layering techniques, Clancy’s works reveal the emotional and cultural scars left in the landscape by the frontier violence, which has been historically and physically covered by subsequent colonial occupation.
The exhibition features 8 new works with a 30 metre wallpaper installation and recorded soundscape with Dja Dja Wurrung community members Mick Bourke and Amos Atkinson.
The Koorie Heritage Trust’s Fostering Koorie Art and Culture Residency Program and Undercurrent has been supported by the Federal Department of Communication and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts Program. Undercurrent has also been generously supported by Gandel Philanthropy. We also acknowledge the cultural support and collaboration of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.
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