A photograph of artist Maree Clarke

Maree Clarke will present the 2021 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture on Sunday 19 September from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. The Duldig Studio Museum and Sculpture Garden’s flagship event will be delivered online and presented in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, with support from the City of Stonnington.

Maree Clarke, a Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Wamba Wamba and BoonWurrung woman from Mildura in northwest Victoria, is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). She is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of southeast Australian Aboriginal art practices, and a leader in nurturing and promoting the diversity of contemporary southeast Aboriginal artists.

Maree’s continuing desire to affirm and reconnect with her cultural heritage has seen her revive elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost over the period of colonisation, such as the traditional possum skin cloaks, together with the production of contemporary designs of kangaroo teeth necklaces, and string headbands adorned with kangaroo teeth and echidna quills. Maree Clarke will discuss her multimedia installations of photography, painting, sculpture and new technologies that further explore the customary rituals and ceremonies of her ancestors. Maree is represented by the Vivien Anderson Gallery.

Date: Sunday 19 September, 2021

Time: 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm (AEST).

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/annual-duldig-lecture-on-sculpture-by-maree-clarke-online-event-tickets-164100881153. A link to the streamed event will be provided prior to the lecture. Bookings are free, and donations are also welcome.

Inaugurated in 1986, the Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture commemorates the life and work of the sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, by inviting an expert in sculpture to talk about their practice.

For more information about this event and images for promotional use, please contact Duldig Studio Program Coordinator Matt Siddall via email: matt@duldig.org.au.