50 x 50cm
Gumbadik (Soft Tree Fern)
Inkjet photographic print on cotton rag paper by Jacinta Kelly
This work is an outcome of Baluk Arts’ Gumbadik (Soft Tree Fern) project which connected local Aboriginal people of diverse heritage to one of the few original natural environments of the Mornington Peninsula. Endeavour Fern Gully in Red Hill which is managed by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), holds a rich history and cultural significance which captured the imagination of this important collective of Indigenous artists.
Jacinta Kelly is a young Wathaurong woman whose work reflects themes of contemporary Indigenous culture. Jacinta has been involved with Baluk arts since 2012, participating in numerous artistic projects and community initiatives with the rest of her family. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of mediums, from painting and printmaking to jewellery and small objects.