First Nations perspectives: Barry Gilson—a Wadawurrung man

Barry Gilson, a Wadawurrung man explores Geelong Gallery collection work, Eugene von Guérard’s View of Geelong, 1856. Barry reflects on the Wadawurrung people (the water tribe) prior to colonisation, their harmony with nature and resourcefulness in using the river system as both a food and a water source. Barry incorporates Wadawurrung language into this short film and sings the Wadawurrung Creation song.

This video is part of the First Nations perspectives, Geelong Gallery collection resource designed to promote visual thinking strategies for Victorian Curriculum levels 4 to 10—The Arts (Visual arts).

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