KHT Collection Tour with Peter Waples-Crowe Past Event
The Koorie Heritage Trust’s artworks and objects collection contain over 3,900 items (within its overall collection of 65,000 material items), including historic artefacts and contemporary artworks ranging from boomerangs, shields, spear throwers, clubs, canoes, baskets, eel traps and possum-skin cloaks to carved emu eggs, ceramics, t-shirts, jewellery and sculpture.
Join Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe for a rare glimpse inside the collection room of the Koorie Heritage Trust where the objects and artworks that form part of their unique and important collection are cared for and stored. Through livestream video, this free tour celebrates how Koorie culture continues to evolve, and how lessons from the KHT collection can inform contemporary and future design thinking. In the presentation, Waples-Crowe introduces established cultural skills in crafts, designs and the layers of stories reflected in these works. Important cultural knowledge and skills are being used across a wide range of contemporary media, demonstrating how materials and crafts have adapted and changed over time. They also focus on collection objects that have resonance and meaning to them as an artist as a way of introduction to the breadth of the collection.