The snake is a healer and protector. The vines and the bush tomatoes bring in the rats. The snake eats the rats protecting the land and the people from harm.
Marice is a Yorta Yorta woman who faced many obstacles in her younger years. As a child she had to be “hidden” and was shunted around to relatives to avoid being taken by government officials. As she grew older, the acknowledgment of her Aboriginal heritage was discouraged due to perceived shame and indignity. As an Elder and artist, Marice expresses stories of her life, the stories of her ancestors and embraces her heritage and history.
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.