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Layers of Blak exhibition returns for a second year

October 5th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Eleven Victorian First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers have been chosen for their unique talents and ideas to present their stories through exquisite contemporary jewellery.


Still Sacred and Golden: A reminder of the true gold

July 6th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

An exhibition focused on celebrating plants and cultural practices is being presented at the Koorie Heritage Trust, but while not blatantly obvious from first glance, the work actually explores deeper themes.

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Barring – Nganjin: an exhibition of Stolen Generations survivors

June 8th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

An Aboriginal art exhibition capturing the stories of grief, loss, and resilience from Stolen Generations survivors will be held at Federation Square as part of National Reconciliation Week.  

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Lots to see at KHT

April 7th, 2022 - Spencer Fowler Steen

Southbank News caught up with Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) CEO Tom Mosby in March to discuss all things art, design and education happening at the Trust.

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Off The Wall: New exhibition by indigenous artists blows audiences away

March 9th, 2022 - Spencer Fowler Steen

A stunning new exhibition at the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) brings together the work of three Indigenous artists and their individual experiences of loss and reclamation, as well as stories of their families, culture, and country in Naarm.

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Aboriginal man wins top prize for artwork depicting identity and sexuality

February 10th, 2022 - Spencer Fowler Steen

As a proud gay Aboriginal man, Ronald Pepper didn’t hold back in putting his all into a recent piece of artwork which took home the top prize in the Koorie Art Show.

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A Very Koorie Krismas

December 9th, 2021 - Spencer Fowler Steen

The city will be celebrating Christmas with an Indigenous twist this year thanks to the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) which is also throwing an end-of-year art exhibition showcasing more than 100 works by Aboriginal artists.

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Indigenous artist creates jewellery to unite community

November 10th, 2021 - Spencer Fowler Steen

Indigenous artist creates jewellery to unite community

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Harnessing the healing power of the sea

October 6th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

In her art and in her life, Wirangu artist Aunty Beverly Meldrum has always stayed close to the sea.

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Changing direction: Koorie artist turns road signs into jewellery

September 9th, 2021 - Southbank News

As part of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Blak Design initiative, 11 First Nations artists will present their handmade jewellery at a contemporary exhibition celebrating indigenous design

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