About the Painting

This painting is entitled "The Wurreker" or "Message Carriers".

The story to the painting is that of Wile the Possum and Tyuling the Goanna.

Wile and Tyuling are the Totems of learning and they are reaching out to all Koories and their communities to carry the message of the need for our people to gain greater knowledge.

The eight circles surrounding Wile and Tyuling are representative of the eight VAEAI regions. Grey is the rock of the region, blue relates to rivers in the various regions, green relates to the forests in those regions.

The ninth circle in the centre of the picture is the VAEAI community and is coloured red, for this is the heart of VAEAI where all communites have their input.

  • Artist: Kevin J Williams
  • Language: Wemba Wemba
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas