Carol McGregor: Wreath for Oodgeroo

Who: Art Gallery of Ballarat

Event Description

Carol McGregor is an artist of Waddawurung/Scottish descent based in Brisbane. The focus in her visual art practice is to contribute to the ‘untelling’ of Australian Indigenous community histories and heritage – ‘untelling’ is her way of describing the personal and political acts needed to undo colonial structures and thinking.

McGregor’s recent art practice involves the revival of the traditional possum skin cloak as an art form. Wreath for Oodgeroo, 2020, is an extraordinary possum skin cloak depicting native plants found on Minjerriba (Stradbroke Island, Queensland) to honour the leadership and insight of black-rights activist, poet, artist, environmentalist and educator Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker).

McGregor is a guest of the Ballarat Heritage Festival and will be giving workshops as part of the Festival program.

Where:

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North Ballarat VIC

When:

4 May–24 July

Time:

10:00am – 5:00pm daily

Cost:

FREE

Booking:

Tickets available at the Gallery website https://artgalleryofballarat.com.au/whats-on/

Age:

All ages

Accessibility:

Wheelchair accessible

Visual Content

No music or dialogue or all dialogue is open captioned.

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