Possum-skin cloaks with Maree Clarke

In this video for early learners and primary school students, artist Maree Clarke introduces herself and talks about the possum-skin cloak she has made for her NGV exhibition Ancestral Memories. After talking about the personal meaning of the marks on her cloak, Maree then invites the audience to draw designs representing significant stories, places or journeys of their own lives on the Possum-Skin Cloaks with Maree Clarke activity sheet.


The NGV Kids program is supported by The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees.

The NGV gratefully acknowledges the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations for their support of the Your NGV Arts Access Program for Students, Children and Families.

The NGV thanks the Spotlight Foundation for their support of the online Under 5s program.

Possum-skin cloaks with Maree Clarke

What is a possum-skin cloak?