Robyne Latham with her exhibition Empty Coolamons.
Source: Museum Victoria
Indigenous artist Robyne Latham brings recognition to the Stolen Generations in this art exhibition.
Coolamons were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to collect water and food and to cradle new-born babies. Intricate patterning on the wooden carvings was often a physical manifestation of the makers.
Robyne Latham’s coolamons are contemporary sculptures made from copper wire and range from small and intricate to large-scale forms. The coolamons are suspended in this immersive installation, which features a soundscape by Anna Liebzeit.
Robyne Latham is a Victorian-based Indigenous artist and a Yamatji woman from Western Australia.