Possum Cloak Making and Teaching through Art with Vicki Couzens
A prominent artist and arts worker, Vicki Couzens discusses how art, life, work, and vocation are all synonymous in her multi-faceted practice.
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) presents a unique masterclass on interdisciplinary art with Gunditimara Keeray Woorroong woman, Vicki Couzens.
A prominent artist and arts worker, Vicki discusses how art, life, work and vocation are all synonymous in her multi-faceted practice.
In this class, we are introduced to Vicki’s activism in fighting to preserve Indigenous languages and cultures, as well as a pivotal and spiritual experience in her life when she was Artistic Director of the statewide Possum Skin Cloak project, presented during the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2016.
Vicki’s work centres strongly around building communities and educating young First Nations artists and cultural workers.
This inspiring class is for anyone interested in leading authentic, community-engaged arts practices and especially for young artists from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
Special thanks to:
Andy Glover - Technician, Lighting and Set design
Jacqueline Dixon and William Hamilton-Coates - Videographers
Maximiliano Lara-Oneto - Closed captioning.
Presented as part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Creative Workshop Program.
Photography by Jackie Dixon
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