Ancestral spirits

Updated on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 16:37
Shirin Shakhesi
Cummeragunja / Yorta Yorta
Aboriginal culture is a blend of contemporary and traditional belief and practices.

"This animation is an expression of Indigenous people and their land through Dreamtine or Dreaming which represents the time when the Ancestral Spirits progressed over the land and created life and important physical geographical formations and sites. The Dreaming explains the origin of the universe and workings of nature, animals and humanity which is associate to the most important topic these days according to the climate crisis. Having a right connection with nature is the most beneficial behaviour for the wellbeing of both humans and the natural world."
Shirin Shakhesi, Melbourne, 2020

In 2019 Shirin was a student of Animation at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The field trip on Yorta Yorta country was conducted by the university's Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, led by Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung artist and educator Tiriki Onus.

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