Arts in Maroondah: Eye of our Ancestors

Eye of our Ancestors presents five Indigenous female artists who poignantly reflect on their relationship with heritage.

A digital image of 3 young indigenous women standing in front of an Aboriginal flag and a Torres Strait Islander flag. The young women on the left looks at the viewr and wear an organge beanie with wattle tucked into it either side of her face. She wears an orange jaclet and carries traditional tools on her back. The two other women are on therigh leaning into one another. One wears an orange t-shirt, the other , on the right, wears a red hoodie and has her eyes closed.

Arts in Maroondah

An online exploration of the diverse range of exhibitions presented in Maroondah.

Arts in Maroondah aims to promote and showcase innovation, diversity, and discussion in the arts and cultural community of Maroondah.

Exhibitions and performances take place across several spaces within Maroondah including Artspace, Maroondah Federation Estate, and Wyreena Community Art Centre.

Take a look at a range of exhibitions held at Artspace in Maroondah archived in a suite of online exhibitions.

ArtSpace is a purpose-built contemporary arts venue at Realm, Maroondah City Council's new library, cultural, knowledge, and innovation centre.


Eye of our Ancestors

Charlotte Allingham, Deanne Gilson, Genevieve Grieves, Kelly Koumalastsos, and Amanda Wright

Eye of our Ancestors presented the work of five Indigenous female artists who poignantly reflected upon, and proudly advocate for, a deeper relationship with heritage. The driving force behind each of their individual practices is vital social activism and the creation of a powerful sense of cultural identity.

Charlotte Allingham, Deanne Gilson, Genevieve Grieves, Kelly Koumalatsos and Amanda Wright each deliver a strong connection to culture within their work, one that has been developed through the process of making; be it through working with traditional colours, symbolism, or materials. Traditions are astutely re-defined through contemporary media to create courageous visual messages.

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