KERRY TOOMEY - MUNDUHII
15 May - 27 June 2021
Exhibition launch: 15 May 2021, 2-4pm
Kerry Toomey is the first winner of the Casula Powerhouse Aboriginal Scholarship Award, an award that was developed by CPAC and introduced to the Mil-Pra AECG Art Exhibition and Awards for the first time in 2020.
Kerry Toomey is a Gamilaroi woman from Pilliga, NSW. Munduhii (meaning ‘shoes’ in Gamilaraay, her language group) engages in the stories that wrap themselves around the feet, an essential part of each and everyone. For Toomey they represent her strong connection to Country and culture. They are inspired by stories of her family who grew up on the outskirts of Pilliga and incorporate emu feathers, quills and snakeskin that have been passed down to her.
The inaugural prize was sponsored by Dharug Strategic Management Group, an anonymous sponsor and the exhibition support is provided by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Image: Kerry Toomey, Mundhuii, 2019, mixed media. Courtesy the artist. Photography by Silversalt.
Exhibition Launch - Kerry Toomey - Munduhii and GINA
Date: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Age suitability: All ages
Please join us for the exhibition launch of Kerry Toomey - Munduhii, the inaugural Casula Powerhouse Aboriginal Scholarship Award. The inaugural prize was sponsored by Dharug Strategic Management Group, an anonymous sponsor and the exhibition support is provided by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
On the same day, we will be launching GINA, an exhibition that brings together works from Gina Sinozich’s artistic career to tell her personal story.
Date: Saturday, 5 June 2021
Time: 11am - 1pm
Duration: 2 hours
Age suitability: All ages - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet Kerry Toomey and join a hands-on workshop where she will share her story and knowledge. Participants joining the workshop will be encouraged to collect natural materials and other found objects along the riverbank of the Tucoerah River (Georges River) near the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre to create bowls and hats using Toomey’s techniques.