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What: The National Works on Paper exhibition runs at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery until 20th July.

At the beginning of Reconciliation Week it was fitting for Aboriginal artist Lisa Waup of Baluk Arts to receive an Acquisitive Award in the National Works on Paper Award and announced at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Saturday.

Lisa who has been working with Aboriginal Art Centre Baluk Arts in Mornington for two years received the award for her work ‘Admit To Care’ which expresses the impact of her birth mother being removed and her own adoption. The work is based on her adoption documents with Indigenous designs sewn into the paper reconnecting her cultural heritage with the historical impact on her Indigenous family.

‘They are for me a replacement of ancestral Indigenous history that is unknown and lost, and is a tangible piece of cultural information. My works are an important vehicle for ensuring cultural continuity through my story and are a connection to place and kin.’



Lisa Waup MPRG award 2014

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