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City of Greater Dandenong’s Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre will stage a major exhibition WILAM BIIK focused on the Home Country of First Nations artists from South-East Australia, from 25 July to 8 September 2023.

Wilam Biik means “Home Country” in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people. The exhibition will invite visitors to appreciate how First Nations people see, listen and connect to Country.

The exhibition features new work from contemporary artists Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba, Gundjitmara), Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Kent Morris (Barkindji), Glenda Nicholls (Ngarrindjeri and Yorta Yorta), Steven Rhall (Taungurung), Nannette Shaw (Tyereelore, Trawoolway, Bunurong), Kim Wandin (Wurundjeri), Lewis Wandin- Bursill (Wurundjeri/Woi-wurrung), Arika Waulu (Gunditjmara, Djapwurrung, Gunnai), and the Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri Women’s Dance Group (Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngurai Illum Wurrung).

WILAM BIIK is curated by Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung and Ngurai Illum Wurrung woman Stacie Piper who says the exhibition is about exploring the true spirit of ourselves, which is found within the spirit of Country.