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Water, Bodies and Nourishment

Saturday 20 March, 12–2pm
MADA Gallery
Free

Boon Wurrung Country is deeply connected to water (baany), wetlands, the bay (Nairm), the sea and the ocean (Warreeny). For this workshop at The Tree School, Boon Wurrung Elder N'arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM will introduce some of the words that connect our bodies to the bodies of water that have been undergrounded by colonisation. The Elsternwick Park Wetland, which is being replanted with traditional and indigenous plants and will become a knowledge and food research centre for connecting to Boon Wurrung knowledge systems in urban Melbourne, will also be discussed and a small tasting of indigenous food shared to help us think about our bodily relationship to place and planting.

With N'arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM and Curatorial Researcher Madeleine Collie.

Image: The smoking ceremony at Tree Story opening, Saturday 6 February, 2021

Acknowledgements:

Water, Bodies and Nourishment has been supported by Curatorial Practice at Monash University.

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