This commissioned series of Latte Cups, developed through Craft’s Aboriginal Projects, explores and celebrates a diversity of practice and narrative between four leading Aboriginal artists - Vicki Couzens (Gunditjmara, Keerray Woorroong), Lee Darroch (Yorta Yorta, Mutti Mutti and Boon Wurrung), Kent Morris (Barkindji) and Peter Waples-Crowe (Ngarigo).
Kent Morris is a Barkindji man, artist and curator. His artwork explores the connections between contemporary Indigenous experience and contemporary cultural practices, and their continuation and evolution.
Artwork — Cultural Reflections: Always On Country #2
Birds form an intrinsic part of Indigenous cultural knowledge and spirituality. Seeing how they have adapted to the built environment, to technology and colonialism, reflects to me how Aboriginal culture survives and continually adapts.
- Kent Morris
The cup is made in Victoria by ceramicist Ingrid Tufts before the translation of the artist's work is applied to the surface. High fired to over 1200 degrees the work is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Materials: southern ice porcelain
Dimensions: diameter 9.5cm, height 5.3, capacity is approximately 300ml.
The Craft Aboriginal Commissions Project
Craft Aboriginal Projects is committed to sharing Victorian Aboriginal craft with wider audiences by highlighting the impressive tradition of skill and creativity that exists within the local Aboriginal craft community. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, the first people of the land on which we meet, exhibit and celebrate craft.