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  • Lyn Thorpe Lyn Thorpe (Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wamba), Djirringawan-il Maloga-yin

Lyn Thorpe (Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wamba), Djirringawan-il Maloga-yin

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earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on linen, 2023


This painting represents the Cummera Sandhills, a very important place on Yorta Yorta Country. This place relates to a well known creation story that has been carried on by Yorta Yorta people for thousands of years. Our creation stories are priceless and are held in high regard by our Yorta Yorta people. Embedded in our identity and Country.


Artist Bio:

Lyn is a proud Yorta Yorta woman. Cultural arts, history and identity have always been an important aspect of her life. She loves experimenting with new and different art techniques and styles including using digital media to blend photos, paintings and craft into a digital format. This process culminated in her first solo exhibition in Melbourne at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. In 2007, Lyn was highly commended for her emu feather skirt piece for the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Lyn’s work has also been featured in exhibitions at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Kaiela Arts, Monash University Museum of Arts, Shepparton Art Museum, City Gallery and many more. Alongside her arts, Lyn is also a highly skilled and qualified educator and community cultural development worker. She has spent many years working for Department of Education in various Aboriginal engagement roles and has co-led a number of critical community arts projects that capture significant history for Aboriginal people in Melbourne and Shepparton. As the Strategic Cultural Projects Lead at Kaiela Arts, Lyn is currently working on a collaborative program with the Rumbalara Elders Facility that focuses on sharing cultural practices to enhance and sustain the wellbeing of local Elders and younger generations alike.