Kangaroo Tales is designed to tour with Gunyah. A sculpture installation made from both contemporary and traditional materials and techniques including kangaroo skins, basket grass, perspex, lighting, hot wire burning and upholstery.
Ten Aboriginal Elders and two non Indigenous Elders from the East Gippsland Region share their first hand accounts of racism, survival and reconciliation
Fire Place offers a distinct perspective on the modern-day and the ancient past. The ‘bush lounge room’ setting includes a kangaroo skin couch, a TV screening Koori campfire footage, a Mirrigarn or spirit dog, a chimney and fire place made from domestic briquettes and a pseudo-electric log fire
Fire and water are important healing elements in Aboriginal culture, the campfire and waterhole have created powerful healing and gathering sites in the health centre precinct.
The Spirit Poles represent the five clans of the GunaiKurnai people. Each pole has hotwire burnings representing the birds and animals from that clan area.
Frances and Catherine turned the Australian Coat of Arms into the Blackfella’s Coat of Arms. The colonial design is replaced with a local GunaiKurnai shield, kangaroo & emu
‘The Sky Raising Magpies’ inspired the idea of working together to overcome territorial boundaries, build family strength and foster reconciliation. Catherine engaged Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists from within her community to use an FC Holden Ute as their collective 'canvas'