Speaking about Boorun's Canoe


Steaphan Paton: It's showcasing to everyone that Victorian Aboriginal culture is still alive. We're still here and we're still practising these traditions and we still have this knowledge which is the most important part of it. And passing that knowledge on is really important.

Cameron Cope: For me as a European Australian this project was about connecting with Australian Aboriginal culture and more specifically south-east Australian Aboriginal culture. I suppose I feel very privileged to have been able to work with the Mulletts and to have been able to be part of sharing their amazing story and I hope that my photographs can somehow promote respect and understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Kimberley Moulton: Having Boorun's Canoe for our NAIDOC launch this year is really special and I think it's a privilege for us to have Uncle Albert and his presence in this space for NAIDOC and this will continue until November. He's a significant man in the community and has done a lot for the community over his lifetime so it's really really happy to be able to honour him especially in this exhibition, and I hope he likes it, I'm sure he will.

About this Video

Artists Steaphan Paton and Cam Cope talk about Boorun's Canoe, a project to create and record the making of a traditional bark canoe. It's also a temporary exhibition on until 4 November 2012 in Bunjilaka's Birrarung Gallery.
Length: 02:15