Seed and shell earrings, Kaiit Waup, Baluk Arts 211-18
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Seed and Shell Earrings
7cm x 1.5cm x 1cm Sterling Silver, Seeds, Shells
Year of birth 1998
Language Group Gunditjmara
Current Residence Wheelers Hill, VIC
Kaiit Waup is a young Gunditjmara, Torres Strait Islander and Papua New Guinean woman. She was born in Papua New Guinea and has deep cultural ties and connections to that land. Kaitt has been a member of Baluk Arts since 2013, and has participated in many workshops in the studio learning different mediums such as stencil art, painting, bush sculpture creatures and natural jewellery making. She has gained much success from her unique free form earrings. Kaiits themes in her art work give direct connection and inspiration to her heritage and interconnection to culture and custom. Kaiit released her first music single in 2017; a collision of jazz, neo-soul, hip hop and R&B. She has since attracted considerable fame, named one of the "Best Rappers Under 25" by Red Bull Music, featuring on Triple J: Unearthed and touring Australia with her debut EP "Live From Her Room EP"
Gillian was born in Leeton, a small town situated in Wiradjuri Country in New South Wales, and has lived on the Peninsula for many years. Gillian connected with Baluk Arts in 2014, and since then has become an accomplished maker in many different mediums and techniques including kelp, felting and soft sculpture, weaving, and jewellery design.
Kelp and River Reed Earrings, Tallara Gray, Baluk Arts 415-18
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Kelp and River Reed Earrings
Year of birth 1993
Language Group Yadhaigana
Current Residence Frankston, VIC
Tallara is a descendant of the Gudang people of far north Cape York. Tallara grew up on Yuggera and Ugarapul country in South East Queensland, and has only recently moved to the Mornington Peninsula and joined the Baluk Arts team. Tallara has been and continues to be involved with Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous Youth Climate Action group, which has groups nationally. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of visual art (fine art) Honors in 2015. Her honors project titled "You and I are worthwhile: Exploring cultural and environmental agency through contemporary art" expressed lived experiences of identity politics and environmental activism to create a body of artworks that reflect the interactions, stories and memories that make up that narrative. Tallara continues to be interested in exploring her experience of Aboriginal culture and family narratives through the natural landscape and stories. Her work takes the form of sculpture and mixed media works, including photographic and text explorations.
Shell Earrings, Beverley Meldrum, Baluk Arts 433-18
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Year of Birth 1956
Language Group Wirangu
Current Residence Hastings, VIC
Bev's connection to the Wirangu and Kokatha people which is through her Dad's side of the family. Bev was born in Penola, a small town in South-East South Australia and remained in south Australia until she moved to the Mornington Peninsula 30 years ago. Bev has recently became involved making art with the local Aboriginal community and this has offered her opportunities to sell and exhibit her work. Bev was part of Fremantle Art Centre's InCahoots project in 2017. She enjoys working with a wide variety of mediums including but not limited to; ceramics, carving, jewellery, kelp, oil and acrylic paints.