Uncle Jim, <i>Silent Witness</i> (detail), 2019, archival pigment print.
Uncle Jim, <i>Silent Witness</i> (detail), 2019, archival pigment print.
Uncle Jim, <i>Silent Witness</i> (detail), 2019, archival pigment print.
Uncle Jim, <i>Silent Witness</i> (detail), 2019, archival pigment print.
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Silent Witness: Uncle Jim Berg

25 June 2021 - 1 August 2021

Curator:

Artist(s): Uncle Jim Berg

Location: Boadle Hall

National Reconciliation Week 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.

Silent Witness: A Window to the Past is a powerful body of work, originally developed in collaboration with Melbourne Museum, that tells the stories of People and Country through the photographic portraiture of scar trees from Wotjobaluk Country by Gunditjmara Elder, and Moonee Valley resident, Uncle Jim Berg.

The immersive exhibition presents photographic images accompanied by original poetry by Uncle Jim Berg and Wotjobaluk artist and writer Kat Clarke as they transport you to the banks of the Wimmera River. Their poetry is meditative, personal and hopeful. It forms a bridge between generations and offers moments of quiet contemplation to reflect during Reconciliation Week.