Teho Ropeyarn and Vicki Couzens
Before Time: Angkamuthi meets Gunditjmara
Curated by Kelly Koumalastos.
Rich in storytelling, Before time: Angkamuthi meets Gunditjmara presents the creative practices of Teho Ropeyarn and Vicki Couzens. Both artists echo a deep connection with their cultures – Teho Ropeyarn draws on the traditions of the Angkamuthi and Yadhaykana clan groups from Cape York Peninsula in Queensland and Vicki Couzens portrays imagery from her Gunditjmara heritage, the traditional owners of the Victorian region near Warrnambool. In bringing these two geographically disparate artists together, exhibition curator Kelly Koumalatsos bridges the usual north-south divide through presenting connections found within the stories and the visual imagery.