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Burraja Gallery’s first exhibition of the year: gulpa wala

7 Feb, 2019

Burraja Gallery presents ‘gulpa wala’ the first exhibition of the year, displaying works by Yorta Yorta artist Dr Treahna Hamm – showcasing over 30 years of her multi-disciplinary creative practice.

gulpa wala is Treahna’s first solo exhibition at burraja gallery and opens Wednesday, February 13, from 5.30pm.

gulpa wala translates to “deep water” in Yorta Yorta – and refers to the unseen and fragile balanced environment along the river line and it’s physical and spiritual connections that Aboriginal culture and people hold.

Dr Treahna Hamm is an internationally renowned contemporary Aboriginal artist based in Yarrawonga/ Mulwala.

She rejects the hierarchy of art forms as a Western bourgeois construct and embraces a multi-disciplinary practice that works to reinforce and reaffirm Aboriginal culture.

A possum skin cloak maker, printmaker, sculptor, weaver and painter, Treahna allows the mediums to take her on a journey, exploring the intersection of identity, belonging, culture and history.

OPENING: 5:30PM, Wednesday, February 13.

EXHIBITION: February 13 – April 16

WHERE: Burraja Gallery, 44-46 Lincoln Causeway, Gateway Village, Wodonga.

CURATED BY: Bethany Thornber