Grounding and Connecting: Indigenous Trees and The Dreaming

Next date: Saturday, 18 May 2024 | 11:00 AM to Sunday, 14 July 2024 | 05:00 PM

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Jedda Rose, Grounded on the earth and soaring through the skies, 2023

Immerse yourself in a world of First Nations creativity and storytelling in Grounding and Connecting: Indigenous Trees and The Dreaming, a tribute to the profound bond between First Nations communities and the earth.

This exhibition, presented by Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, celebrates the launch of a new project mapping First Nations art including outdoor art, galleries, interpretive walks and education experiences in Naarm / Melbourne’s Eastern regions.

The exhibition presents a newly commissioned mural, and exhibition works ranging across painting, sculpture, wood and photography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists responding the themes of Big Old Beautiful Indigenous Trees and The Dreaming.

Big Old Beautiful Indigenous Trees

Within these giants we find echoes of lives lived, knowledge passed down and a connection to culture and our ancestors that lives on. These majestic guardians provide remedies, tools, nourishment, shelter, and are the heart of ceremonial traditions. These grand trees adorn hollows that take up to a century to form and provide sanctuaries that our wildlife companions depend on for survival. 

The Dreaming

Within The Dreaming lies the essence of Aboriginal spirituality, wisdom, and knowledge, offering us a path to connect with our creators and ancestors in our lives each day.

Exhibition celebration

On Thursday 11 April we celebrated the Grounding and Connecting: Indigenous Trees and The Dreaming exhibition.

Hosted by MC Trevor Pearce, CEO Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, the event included a Welcome to Country ceremony, a digeridoo performance by Ash Dargan, artist presentations, and catering by Mullum Creations featuring native ingredients that pay homage to the land and its people. 

This exhibition is presented by Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place.

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First Nations Art Trail Project

The First Nations Art Trail Project is funded by Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions - Metropolitan Partnerships Development Fund.

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions - Metropolitan Partnerships Development Fund

This project is a joint partnership between Boroondara City Council, City of Monash, Knox City Council, Manningham City Council, Maroondah City Council, Whitehorse City Council and Yarra Ranges Council.

Creator and Protector by Thulli Mara
Walker (Thulli Mara), Creator and Protector, 2024, painted mural at Croydon Tennis Club

Further information

For more information call Council's Arts in Maroondah team on 0459 487 132.

When

  • Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 14 July 2024 | 05:00 PM

Location

ArtSpace at Realm, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, 3134, View map

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