Vicki Couzens is a Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong woman from the Western Districts of Victoria. She is an artist, producer, performer, mother of 5 and grandmother of 10. “My work is inspired by my culture. It is my passion for the reclamation, regeneration and revitalisation of our cultural knowledge and practices that drives me and informs the work that I do. The images and installations I create are drawn from the teachings of our Ancestors, Old People and Elders who guide me through my life. Land, language and identity are who we are….. Through the use of language, stories and image our culture is made stronger, our connections are made stronger, we are made stronger.”
Vicki Couzens - tooramarree
Place in the river where the fresh water meets the salt water
The cup is made in Victoria by potter Ingrid Tufts before the translation of the artist's work is applied to the surface. High fired to over 1000 degrees Celsius 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.