EXHIBITION DATES: 27 October – 18 December, 2022
Wyndham Art Gallery will stage a major exhibition WILAM BIIK focused on the Home Country of First Nations artists from South-East Australia.
Wilam Biik means “Home Country” in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people. The exhibition will invite visitors to appreciate how First Nations people see, listen and connect to Country.
The exhibition features new work from contemporary artists Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba, Gundjitmara), Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Kent Morris (Barkindji), Glenda Nicholls (Ngarrindjeri and Yorta Yorta), Steven Rhall (Taungurung), Nannette Shaw (Tyereelore, Trawoolway, Bunurong), Kim Wandin (Wurundjeri), Arika Waulu (Gunditjmara, Djapwurrung, Gunnai), and the Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri Women’s Dance Group (Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngurai Illum Wurrung).
WILAM BIIK is curated by Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung and Ngurai Illum Wurrung woman Stacie Piper who says the exhibition is about exploring the true spirit of ourselves, which is found within the spirit of Country.
WILAM BIIK is a TarraWarra Museum of Art exhibition touring with NETS Victoria, curated by Stacie Piper.
This project has been assisted by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.