My name is Glennys Briggs I am a Taungwurrung-Yorta Yorta woman from North Central Victoria,
I lived for a while in the shared country of The Dja Dja Wurrung and my mothers people, The Taungwurrung just south of Bendigo. This country is situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range where bedrock breaks the surface.
Each person born of Aboriginal blood has a firm connection with the country of their blood line through the kinship system. We are the Caretaker/Custodians of that country and the onus is on each generation to develop ways to fulfill the responsibilities of that role.
Like in any society change is inevitable, Aboriginal society too has had to adapt. Our cultural practice has transmuted to the times, in order to maintain a tradition, a belief system and a spiritually that sustains and nourishes the land.
We the Caretaker/Custodians need to incorporate the Australian society at large into this equation and share our
spirituality so that the country that we all live in can be kept safe for future generations.
Stories,song,dance and art are all way in which Aboriginal people express their culture and I have chosen painting to do that.
I hope that the work that I am presenting here goes some way towards achieving in everyone, a sense of the connection, of unconditional love of land and place. wherever they may be in this country.