AN exhibition at Baluk Arts, Mount Eliza will feature work by First Nations artist from Waradjuri country, Uncle Kevin Williams.
The exhibition, Totems of the Waradjuri, will open from 6pm on Thursday 7 December and will run until the end of January.
The gallery’s Bronwyn Smart said the artist was a descendant of the Waradjuri people, born in Narrandera, New South Wales, and now resided south of the Murray River.
“As a young boy he learnt how to make boomerangs from his father and grandfather and he learnt how to paint from watching his mother in action,” she said.
“What has developed through his work over the years is an ability to be able to capture the natural characteristics of the land, as well as native Australian animals and then combine them together with the markings of the Waradjuri.
“The Waradjuri markings are markings and symbols that were discovered in the carvings within the Bora Grounds, a traditional meeting place on the land where he grew up, and they are clearly a strong influence on his arts practice.”
Smart said the gallery welcomed Williams “as he brings a new collection of works large and small with great cultural meaning and significance”.
Baluk Arts, 5 Davies Avenue, Mount Eliza, balukarts.org.au