Moongan and Lit
Ray Thomas and Tirilli Thomas


20 September - 19 October 2019

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 20 September | All welcome | Free


'Moongan and Lit means father and child in Gunnai language. Sharing this space on Gunnai Wurruk with my youngest son Tirilli has filled me with pride as a Moongan. We dedicate this show to our Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas, (15-8-1986 - 25-6-2017) one of Tirilli’s older brothers, my middle Lit, whom we tragically lost. Everybody loves Raymond.' - Ray Thomas

Both Tirilli and his father Ray honour their Gunnai ancestors through incorporating and refining the traditional markings and patterns of the original Gunnai Maraaga (sheilds) from the Keeping Place and the Melbourne Museum archives.


2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875
+61 03 5153 1988


Gallery hours:
Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
Sunday-Monday CLOSED

FREE Admission

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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