Old Collegian News – Kelsey and Tarryn Love

Congratulations to Old Collegians, Kelsey and Tarryn Love who are part of the Platform Arts LAB program!

They are proud Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong women from Western Victoria. Their work is about journey, family and spirit in their traditional dialect and is absolutely stunning.

Tarryn’s Dreaming designs are also featured in the stained glass windows in Brigid’s chapel at Clonard. Stay tuned to Platform Arts to see what they are up to.

The post below is from Platform Arts social media pages.

Meet LAB artists Kelsey and Tarryn Love, proud Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong women from Western Victoria and the creators of the Koorroyarr Arts collective.

~What are you currently listening to/watching/reading?
We both have similar taste in books so we can usually share and rotate our reads with each other. Recently our favourites have been “The Yield” by Tara June Winch, “Living on Stolen Land” by Ambelin Kwaymullina and “Talkin’ Up to The White Woman” by Aileen Moreton-Robinson. All have been powerful and provocative in their own way. Kelsey’s current podcast picks are the “Shameless Podcast” and “The Cut”. Tarryn’s most recent watch has been “Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky”, which is part comedy, part poetry, dance and song telling the arrival of Cook through First Nations voices.

~How would you describe your practice in 3 words?
meertateekwan poorraywankeen, ngarrakeetoon, pernmeeyal. This translates to journey, family and spiritual in our dialect, Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong.

~What do you think is the biggest issue facing the Arts today?
One issue that we have come across in our arts practice, specifically in regard to “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art” is that for the general public it is aligned and branded with an accepted aesthetic. We believe that there needs to be greater awareness around Indigeneity and First Nations artwork that signifies the diversity of social experiences, cultural identities and subjective positions of our people. “Aboriginal art” is not just dot painting!

~Where can people connect digitally with your work?
People can see our work through Instagram: instagram.com/koorroyarr_arts !