18 Families recognises the 18 ancestors whose descendants make up the thriving Jaara community who live in, around and beyond Castlemaine today.
First Nations artist James Henry presents photographs of four families on country or in local parks, with the desire to photograph all 18 Families over time. We are grateful to the community for their participation and shared desire to create a contemporary representation of the Jaara community in all their humanity and diversity. Recordings of oral histories, stories, and reflections shared by the community can be listened to at: https://soundcloud.com/eighteen-families This exhibition is support by Creative Victoria through the Strategic Investment Fund, Tint Design, Art Guide Australia, and Colour Factory. Presented with the Castlemaine State Festival.