Gallery’s First Exhibition of the Year Celebrates ‘Deep Water’

Works from gulpa wala, an exhibition by Dr Treahna Hamm.

An exhibition of works by Yorta Yorta artist Dr Treahna Hamm is underway at burraja gallery Wodonga, showcasing more than 30 years of her multi-disciplinary creative practice.

Titled gulpa wala, which translates to ‘deep water’ in Yorta Yorta, the exhibition refers to the unseen and fragile balanced environment along the river line and its physical and spiritual connections that Aboriginal culture and people hold.

Work from the gulpa wala exhibition by Dr Treahna Hamm.

Dr Treahna Hamm is an internationally renowned contemporary Aboriginal artist based in Yarrawonga/ Mulwala. She rejects the hierarchy of art forms as a Western bourgeois construct and embraces a multi-disciplinary practice that works to reinforce and reaffirm Aboriginal culture.

A possum skin cloak maker, printmaker, sculptor, weaver and painter, Treahna allows the mediums to take her on a journey, exploring the intersection of identity, belonging, culture and history.

The exhibition runs until 16 April at burraja gallery, Gateway Village, Wodonga.