Silent Witness: Uncle Jim Berg
28 May 2021 - 6 June 2021
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 on the 2020 Reconciliation Week theme In This Together, a phrase that takes on new significance in our current climate.
Image credit: Jim Berg, Silent witness – A window to the past 2005, c-type photographic print.
Artist: Uncle Jim Berg