Collection: HEATHER KOOWOOTHA The Bush people’s walking path ways of Country site’s and story places
Wik-Mungkan/Kugu and Yidinji/Djabugay/Gunggandji peoples Born 1966, Yarrabah, Queensland
Lives and works Gimuy/Cairns, Queensland
'The Bush people’s walking path ways of Country site’s and story places'
These works were developed with the support of Ashleigh Campbell, Artistic Director and CEO, Hamish Sawyer, Acting Director, and the wider team at NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
Heather Koowootha is a visual storyteller who documents and shares cultural knowledge learnt through her family and kin from a young age. In her work, she represents cultural practices, seasonal cycles and interconnected relationships to Country. The Bush people's walking path ways of Country site's and story places shares traditional ecological knowledges of plants. Koowootha traces Ancestral pathways across Country, mapping cultural exchange, histories and practices connected to plants and places. Collectively, this series represents an interrelated web linking people and Country across time.
Words: Courtesy Carriageworks, Sydney
Location: NorthSite exhibition stand at Cairns Convention Centre for CIAF 2023: Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Street, Cairns 4870 Queensland Australia