The dynamic artists of Baluk Arts, a non-profit Victorian Aboriginal arts organisation based in Mornington, have been inspired by the National Trust property Endeavour Fern Gully at Red Hill. Join them for a beautiful exhibition and associated publication of their work.
Gumbadik (Soft Tree Fern) is an exhibition of photographic artworks by Aboriginal artists of south east Melbourne of one of the last original natural environments of the Mornington Peninsula Endeavour Fern Gully. These beautiful works showcase the artists directly maintaining their innate connection to country through capturing this special landscape and highlighting the images with diverse Indigenous language.
Gumbadik is a Taungurung/Boonwurrung word meaning soft tree fern that grows on rich ground by a creek. The stems of the soft tree fern was eaten.
Endeavour Fern Gully is rich in flora, fauna and habitat diversity. A rural bushland remnant of 27 hectares of rain forest containing a variety of natural habitats and rich in local flora and fauna, the property hosts 17.5 hectares of rain forest, a meandering creek and lush fern gully.
Gathering inspiration from the National Trust property Endeavour Fern Gully at Red Hill, the Baluk artists have transposed the natural environment into a suite of works and printed publication.