Art and culture

Reko Rennie, Crest (Fuschia)

Artworks

The City of Port Phillip holds a selection of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works in its visual arts collection. Search the PPCC Art Database.

Festivals

Diverse art and cultural events and exhibitions were developed as part of the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee Festival, an annual event held in conjunction with the St Kilda Festival.

Policies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy 2014 - 2017

Links to local cultural institutions

Koorie Heritage Trust

Bunjilaka, Museum Victoria

NAIDOC Victoria

Self-guided walking tours

Bush Tucker Trail at Gasworks Arts Park

''Walks in Port Phillip - A Guide" by Meyer Eidelson (see page 26)

Local recommended reading

A selection of these titles are available through the City of Port Phillip Library Service.

  • Aboriginal Melbourne: the lost land of the Kulin people / Gary Presland
  • First people: the Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip & Central Victoria / Gary Presland
  • The land of the Kulin: discovering the lost landscape and the first people of Port Phillip
  • The central business dreaming: Melbourne's indigenous arts and culture / Lisa Bellear; edited by Virginia Fraser; compiled by Barbara Hall
  • Aboriginal Communities: The Colonial Experience, Port Phillip District, Melbourne, State Library Victoria, 1986
  • Keeping Culture Strong: Women’s Work In Aboriginal Australia – Resource Kit / Lindy Allen and Louise Whiting, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 1993
  • Untold Stories: Memories and Lives of Victorian Kooris / Jan Critchett, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1998



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