Land Water Sky | Gunaikurnai Country

Ray Thomas

Charlotte (Penny) Hood

Ronald Edwards Pepper

Steaphan Paton

Opening event 5.30 pm Friday 20 April | All welcome FREE

19 April- 09 June 2018

Ray Thomas, Ronald Edwards-Pepper and Charlotte (Penny) Hood (1956 - 2017) at East Gippsland Art Gallery. Land Water Sky also features the acclaimed short film Boorun’s Canoe by Steaphan Paton and Cameron Cope.

Presented by East Gippsland Art Gallery in partnership with East Gippsland Shire Council, this show acknowledges the cultural contribution of Aboriginal people in this region. It recognises the importance of Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June 2018 and theme Don’t Keep History a Mystery which invites Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.

During Land Water Sky, East Gippsland Art Gallery are offering schools and groups guided tours and workshops with Ray Thomas and Ronald Edwards-Pepper. Supported by Regional Arts Victoria, these sessions are FREE. Call us to book 03 5153 1988


The public is invited to join Ray Thomas for an insight into his amazing work. A proud Gunnai man, Ray is passionate about his culture and his art.at East Gippsland Art Gallery.

Session 1: Saturday 12th May 11am – 12pm
Session 2: Saturday 12th May 12.30pm – 1.30pm

FREE | All Welcome. Click here for details

East Gippsland Art Gallery is also running a Precious Portrait workshop inspired by this exhibition suitable for primary school aged children. Free but booking essential.

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Normal Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm | Saturday 10am-2pm | Closed Public Holidays | FREE ENTRY

The Board and staff of East Gippsland Art Gallery acknowledge the Brabralung people of the Gunaikurnai Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Gallery stands and where we meet, exhibit and celebrate art and heritage.

East Gippsland Art Gallery is principally funded by East Gippsland Shire Council and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria