Maree Clarke. Photo by Julian Kingma

Maree Clarke

Maree Clarke (Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung) is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of southeast Australian Aboriginal art practices, reviving elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost – or laying dormant – during colonisation and is a leader in nurturing and promoting the diversity of contemporary southeast Aboriginal artists.
Maree’s affirmation and reconnection with her cultural heritage has seen her revivification of traditional possum skin cloaks, together with contemporary designs of kangaroo teeth, echidna quill and river reed necklaces in both traditional and contemporary materials like glass and 3D printing. The artist also has a strong multimedia installation practice, utilising photography, painting, sculpture and video.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March