NGV Teens: Maree Clarke
Industry Connections

Tue 6 Jul, 5pm–6pm (AEST)

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This program takes place virtually

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Industry Connections gives teens the chance to meet artists, industry leaders and creatives in this online event series. Through informal discussion and illustrated presentations, find out about their creative careers and gain insights into the diverse roles and opportunities in the creative industries. Bring your questions!

Speakers: Maree Clarke and Mitch Mahoney 

Maree Clarke is a Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman who grew up in northwest Victoria, mainly in Mildura, on the banks of the Murray River. Maree has been a practicing artist living and working in Melbourne for the last three decades. She is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of southeast Australian Aboriginal art practices, reviving elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost – or laying dormant – over the period of colonisation, as well as a leader in nurturing and promoting the diversity of contemporary southeast Aboriginal artists.

Mitch Mahoney is a proud Boon Wurrung artist and cultural educator who consults at Bunjilaka Melbourne Museum, Science Gallery and Footscray Arts Centre. Mitch regularly collaborates with his Aunt, Maree Clarke. Together they have produced significant commissions for the NGV and the Metro Tunnel Project. Mitch is focused on Indigenous Bio-Design in his practice with projects including The Biodegradable Eel Trap and Seven Canoe’s project.

Teens are invited to join Maree and Mitch in a talk responding to the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme of Heal Country and Maree’s NGV exhibition Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories, hosted by an NGV Teen Councillor.

Online Event Instructions

This event for people aged 13 to 18 years will be delivered online.

Please join here and provide the event password IndCon#0607

For the best experience, participant cameras and microphones will be turned off. We look forward to hearing your questions or comments via the comments section. Alternatively, you can email  questions for the presenter to [email protected]
Questions will be read out during the program and we will endeavour to address as many as possible.

Information for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing

The NGV Teens program is supported by The Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees. The NGV also wishes to acknowledge The Ullmer Family Foundation, Beatrice Moignard and The JTM Foundation for their generous support of NGV Teens.

NGV Teens Indigenous Teens Maree Clarke Virtual