Yenbenal Mawa Murrangurang - Exhibition by Coree Thorpe

Yenbenal Mawa Murrangurang - Ancestors Blood Always - captures the history and living stories of Yorta Yorta country and people as passed on through family and community.

Yenbenal Mawa Murrangurang - Exhibition by Coree Thorpe

Quick Info

When:
31 August – 29 September 2019 at 9:00am / 5:00pm
Where:
The Connection, 7287 Midland Highway, Shepparton
Cost:
Free

 The 4th February 2019 marked the 80th Anniversary of the Cummeragunja Walk-Off where many Aboriginal families left the mission to live in an area fondly known as the Mooroopna flats, next to the Kaiela (Goulburn River) and Midland highway between Mooroopna and Shepparton in Victoria.

This exhibition will be showcased at The Connection Shepparton - Home of Yurri Catering which is closely located and interconnected with the Mooroopna Flats and Yorta Yorta history.

Identity, culture, family and sharing connection to country are at the heart of this project.

Coree Thorpe is a Gunnai, Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara emerging artist. Growing up surrounded by art and activism, Coree has always had a passion for creativity, for standing strong in who you are and for ensuring that community and family are at the heart of everything. Coree has been an integral member of the Koorie Youth Will Shake Spears Melbourne-based dance group for over 20 years, but it was in the last 3 years that he has picked up a paintbrush again.

 

Exhibition dates: 27th July - 29th September, open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-4pm  

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