Cultural Strengthening speaks to the view that at a young age, we need to be culturally connected. The lines through the sand represent life and the challenges we face, and it is our connection to our culture and mob that will always rise up to help us through.
This piece was created on Wadawurrung Country at Pt Addis in Victoria.
I am a proud Nhunngabarra man inspired by the legacy of my Grandfather, Tex Skuthorpe, who was a highly respected Nhunggal man, artist, teacher and author.
Burruguu Art Collab artwork description:
This design is inspired by the saltwater and the beauty of our coast. The flowing and intricate details within the ocean design reflect the vastness of our oceans, the wise range of life they sustain and the beauty that seems to continue on forever. For thousands of generations our Ancestors gathered on our coastline has been and continues to be a place for communities to gather and come together. It has provided for us and continues to do so. These communities - past, present and future - are represented in the circles surrounded by u-shapes. The u-shape is used as it reflects the mark that would be left behind after sitting cross-legged around a campfire. It is so important that we continue to look after our beaches and oceans to ensure they can be enjoyed and sustained for our future generations.
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