East Gippsland Art Gallery presents the film Boorun's Canoe

Boorun the Pelican, our Gunai Ancestor, came to Gippsland carrying a bark canoe on his head. Canoes are part of the story of who we are and where we come from. I want to respect my Ancestors by continuing the tradition of canoe-making and safeguard it for future generations.
- Steaphan Paton

Boorun's Canoe is a story of cultural pride and the continuation of knowledge that has been carried from time immemorial, a deep awareness and unbreakable link of Victorian Aboriginal Culture, Community, Country and Identity.

Filmed on location at Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Boorun's Canoe was led by Gunai artist Steaphan Paton in collaboration with Gippsland photographic artist Cam Cope. Steaphan sought to learn cultural knowledge from his grandfather Senior Gunai/Kurnai Elder Albert Mullett and to continue the long practiced skill of canoe-making.


Image: Cameron Cope

Land Water Sky | 19 April to 9 June 2018

Screening continuously at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition LAND WATER SKY 19 April - 09 June 2018. Running time 7 mins approx.

2nd May 2018 to 29th May 2018

East Gippsland Art Gallery
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2nd May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
3rd May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
4th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
5th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
8th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
9th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
10th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
11th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
12th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
15th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
16th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
17th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
18th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
19th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
22nd May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
23rd May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
24th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
25th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
26th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
29th May 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875