Emmy Webbers: Now More Than Ever

This evocative artwork embodies the essence of unity amidst diversity. Each handprint, carefully marked with ochre, signifies individuality and cultural richness.

Dates: Monday, 27 May – Friday, 28 June
Times: Open daily
Entry: FREE 
Venue: CCC Curved Wall 

About the artwork:

Now More Than Ever is an artwork created in response to National Reconciliation Week.  

This evocative artwork embodies the essence of unity amidst diversity. Each handprint, carefully marked with ochre, signifies individuality and cultural richness. As you gaze upon this canvas, you are invited to witness a powerful narrative of healing and understanding.  

The use of ochre, a pigment deeply rooted in First Nations culture, serves as a poignant reminder of our shared history and interconnectedness. It symbolises the earth from which we all arise and the common ground upon which we stand. 

Through this artwork, we celebrate the power of reconciliation. It asks us to embrace empathy, compassion, and dialogue as pathways to healing and unity. These hands are more than just markings. They are individual commitments, through size and shape, to reconciliation. 

Handprints featured in this artwork are done by children from local schools, reiterating the importance of young people in the recognition of, and engagement with, this culture. 

About the artist:

My name is Emmy Webbers (aka Wurruck Yambo). I was born and raised within the Kulin Nations of Victoria predominately on Bunurong and Wurundjeri Countries. I love going home to Gunai/Kurnai Country and connecting with both the land I live on and the land I come from.  

I am always interested in challenging myself as an artist. I like to try new things and see the end results. Every piece I create is inspired by my culture in some way, either from being on Country and the incredible visuals and feelings it creates, or through my children, seeing how they interact with our culture and finding ways I can explore through their eyes.  

About National Reconciliation Week:

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. NRW 2024 is from Monday 27 May – Monday 3 June. 

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue. 

Artwork credit: Emmy Webbers, Now More Than Ever, Ochre on canvas, 2024 (detail) 

free
Dates & times
Monday 27 May
Friday 28 Jun
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