Showcase #22: earth bound, in flight: ceramic artists of Baluk Arts

The 22nd Showcase at the Shepparton Art Museum features Indigenous art from the Baluk Arts group and includes natural materials such as feathers and clay.

When: Thu, 9 May – Wed, 7 Aug 2019
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
How much: Free
Contact: 03 5832 9861

The exhibition is called ‘earth bound, in flight: ceramic artists of Baluk Arts’ and will be in the Showcase at SAM from 9 May to 7 August in collaboration with Craft.

Baluk (also spelt balluk or balug) is a Boonwurrung word meaning group of people.

Baluk Arts is a 100% Aboriginal owned & operated non-profit Victorian Aboriginal arts organisation based in Mornington.

earth bound, in flight is a record of making at Baluk, punctuating the importance of collaboration and shared understanding of culture and community. Artists here represent the beginnings of artistic practice and the achievements that come from many years of concentrated learning.

It features work by Lisa Waup, Cassie Leatham, Beverley Meldrum and Tallara Gray and feathers by Robert Kelly, Patsy Smith, Yvonne Luke, Lynnette Pitt, Robert Austin Djeranarlumn, Nick Kupetsky, Daniel Kelly, Sharee Harper, and Mai Katona.

The Baluk Arts Showcase is  part of curated program of exhibitions in partnership with Craft for SAM.

 Image: Lisa Waup, Keeping Culture (5 of 7), 2019, Porcelain, Emu Feathers, Parrot Feathers, Cotton, Hand Forged Copper Railway Wire, Silver Solder, 21 x 10 x 10cm. Photo: Amina Barolli Photography