16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

Bookings Opening Soon
2021

Day 1. Maree Clarke

  • Day 1, Monday Sep 13, 2021
  • Presenter: Maree Clarke
2021

About the Session

2021

About the Session

Maree Clarke is a pivotal figure in the revival of lost or dormant Aboriginal cultural practices. Her artworks integrate traditional and contemporary processes and materials - from Possum Skin Cloaks to Holograms and 3D printing. Maree Clarke’s work explores customary ceremonies, rituals and language of ancestors to discuss ongoing effects of colonisation, and ‘mourn’ the impact of dispossession and loss.

ARTIST

Maree Clarke

Artist
ARTIST

Maree Clarke

Maree Clarke is a Yorta Yorta/ Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman and an independent multi-disciplinary artist and curator with over 30 years' experience working in the contemporary and cultural First Nations arts sector. She is a leading possum skin artist, also working with kangaroo teeth, echidna quills, glass and photography, 3D photographs, photographic holograms and has been a curator at the Koorie Heritage Trust and Wyndham Art Gallery.

Maree was selected as the Line Wide artist for the five new Metro Stations being built in Melbourne and was just recently appointed as a Jury member for the new NGV Contemporary build.

Maree’s passion is to research and recreate material cultural objects and items held in Museum collections around the world, learn how these were put together and pass that knowledge onto the next generation.

Artwork Images