This painting does not have a big story. It is just how I felt when I was painting it. Just a very happy painting. If you see beauty and colour and you enjoy it, all good and well.
Bernie is a regular participant of the Balee Group, a Mornington Peninsula Shire weekly cultural program hosted by the Warringine team. Balee is a local Boon Wurrung word meaning ‘family’ which represents the inclusiveness and connectedness in the local Aboriginal community.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire / NBN Co Aboriginal Art Node Project is a partnership to cover sixteen NBN node cabinets across thirteen townships with Aboriginal art wraps from 6 local Aboriginal groups/organisations including Bunurong Land Council, Balee Group, Baluk Arts, Bunjilwarra, Living Culture and Willum Warrain.
This project aims to support and increase awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations on the Mornington Peninsula and celebrate a sense of place and the importance of storytelling through art.