Our Stories Our Way

Cassie Harrap, Penny Hood, Jason King, Brad Brown, Manfred Ratzmann, Yarrawallan, Gerald Fysh, Robbie Farnham and Rhyannon Haye

07 February - 28 March 2012

The East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation is built on an established and respected history of offering successful programs, provided primarily, to encourage and enable local artists. The art produced is unique and rich. The key principle of EGAAC is to deliver independence and self-determination in the practice, presentation, marketing and sales of Aboriginal art.

One vision

EGAAC’s vision is “To ensure we continue our distinctive cultural practices as South Eastern Aboriginal Artists and Performers” EGAAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are all Aboriginal people of varying ages and skills.

Aboriginal Art in Australia

Australian Aboriginal art corporations and cooperatives are central to the emergence of Aboriginal art in Australia and most artwork is created in either community groups or at art centers.
Throughout time, art, music and theatre have challenged people to understand and consider social issues. Issues such as ‘Stolen Generation’, forced relocation of Aboriginal people and loss of land and culture are not well understood by many in the general population. The power of artworks that describe the personal stories of Aboriginal people is one way to share.

Charlotte (Penny) Hood

Penny was born in Orbost. She is the daughter of Jimmy Hood and Ivy Moore but grew up with her grandparents Amy and Julian (Dingo) Hood. She is a proud Kurnai woman, strong in her culture, as is evident in her art.

I paint because it makes me feel good – “it eases your soul”. My influences are primarily my cultural heritage - it’s an easy way to show how you lived – when it felt good.

Exhibition's information

Opening 7 February 2012 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Current till 28 March 2012.
Eildon Gallery, Alliance Française de Melbourne



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