ARTBOX launches in June featuring Taungurung artist Aimee McCartney

5 Jun 2023
PHOTO: Beautiful Chaos Photography.

IMAGE: Beautiful Chaos Photography

Strathbogie Shire Council is excited to announce the launch of ARTBOX with the first exhibition featuring artist Aimee McCartney of Luruk-In.

Luruk-In is an Australian Aboriginal Art business, founded by proud Taungurung, Wotjobaluk, Wemba Wemba and Boon Wurrung woman Aimee McCartney. Aimee was born and raised on Wurundjeri country in Naarm, Melbourne and currently lives on Gunaikurnai Country (Victoria).

She is a proud Taungurung, Wotjobaluk, Wemba Wemba & Boon Wurrung woman. The eldest daughter of nine children, Aimee sought inspiration from her mother’s language to name her business Luruk-In meaning “Your Sister” in Taungurung of the Eastern Kulin Nations.

An emerging contemporary Aboriginal artist, Aimee’s vibrant approach to life coupled with her strong ancestral and cultural identity allows her to create unique, intricate and eye-catching artworks on canvas.

With a mixture of bright colours and textures, Aimee explores modern society through the looking glass of the world’s oldest living culture.

Aimee’s strongest inspiration comes from her Country, its waterways and mountains, its sand, soil and shells. Aimee’s hope is to continue the sacred tradition of Storytelling through art and to inspire people to connect and learn about First Nations’ culture, history, stories and language.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said Council was very excited to launch ARTBOX – the new travelling exhibition space which will feature a series of artists throughout various locations in Strathbogie Shire.

“ARTBOX aims to promote professional and emerging artists and makers – it is an exciting and innovative way to connect community and visitors to our region through arts and culture,” Cr Binks said.

ARTBOX is a mobile, professional exhibition space that welcomes proposals from artists, designers, festivals, curators, community and cultural groups in all art forms including but not limited to; visual arts, sculpture, craft, design, digital media, architectural installations, performance, literary arts, installation/ site specific works, fashion and cultural heritage projects that display innovative ideas and approaches.

“Council’s aim is to provide a diverse and engaging annual exhibition program containing a mix of Council run exhibitions, local artists and art groups as well as some visiting and out of area artists,” Cr Binks said.

ARTBOX will launch on Friday June 23, 2023 at 11am in Euroa.

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ARTBOX is being brought to Strathbogie Shire with Creative Victoria grant funding.