Yunggama (meaning ‘to give and receive’) is an exhibition by Vicki Couzens, a Keerray Wurrong/Gunditjmara woman from the Western Districts of Victoria and her daughters, Jarrah Bundle and Yaraan Bundle. The exhibition includes a multidisciplinary body of work, comprising of distinct yet interconnected immersive cultural experiences.
Vicki Couzens has dedicated her life to exploring teachings from women’s stories, and she expresses this knowledge through artistic expression, language and ceremony. Yunggama is an opportunity for the artist and her two eldest daughters to share the ancient wisdoms of their ancestors.Through mixed media, the artists’ collaborative work will honour cultural stories passed down through matriarchal lines – exploring birth, life, death, children, kinship, identity, belonging, cultural rebirthing, language, and song and dance.
Yaraan and Jarrah Bundle’s involvement signifies the sharing and transfer of knowledge onto the next generation of emerging First Nations artists. The development, practise and presentation of the artists’ work will support their own individual arts practice as keepers of knowledge.
EXHIBITION: Thursday 7 February – Saturday 16 March
VENUE: FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery and Gabriel Gallery
2-Image by Dragi Markovic, National Museum of Australia.