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Simone Thomson – Wala Yapaneyeput, Water Together

Thomson creates this work in honour of Kooka Yarmuk of the Ulupna Clan, Yorta-Yorta Tribe – her great-grandmother.

Thomson creates this work in honour of Kooka Yarmuk of the Ulupna Clan, Yorta-Yorta Tribe – her great-grandmother.

Yarmuk was a teacher and translator of language. Through this work, Thomson pays her respects to her legacy.

This is the story of her translation and song – Burra Ferra, ‘wala’ (water) coming ‘yapaneyeput’ (together).

simone thomson wala yapaneyeput water together

Location – The Satellite Art Hub

Knox Skate and BMX Park, 1600 Ferntree Gully Rd, Knoxfield

Biography

Simone is a Melbourne-based Aboriginal artist and descendant of Victoria’s Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta tribes through her mother. She is also Irish and Scottish through her father.

She draws inspiration for her art through her deep spiritual connection to country and the rich colours and textures of the earth and sky.

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