Walk the River by Uncle Jim Berg

Walk the River by Uncle Jim Berg

Reconciliation Victoria is proud to present a re-imagined Walk the River exhibition by respected Gunditjmara Elder, Uncle Jim Berg, and curated by Kimba Thompson (BlakDot Gallery) at Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, supported by Banyule City Council.

The Scar Trees were photographed by Jim Berg in 2005, at Ebenezer, surrounding the Wimmera River on Wotjobaluk Country, north-west of Melbourne.

The scars and cavities on the Trees were made when First Peoples of the area removed the bark, branches or roots to make canoes, shields, shelters, basin-shaped coolamons, boomerangs and many other implements. This practice still takes place today.

Visit this free and immersive exhibition where 'you can take the memory of these scarred trees with you forever, and share their story' - Uncle Jim.

Open until Sunday 18 June

More information here.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.

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