Cassie Leatham’s Walert Walert (possum skin cloak) holds the stories of Country and the teachings of her ancestors. It tells her own story, and keeps her people’s cultural ways alive, carrying them forward to the next generation.
Join Cassie in the gallery for a special artist talk and telling of the stories of her people alongside her work currently showing in Into the Everywhen curated by Alchemy Orange.
Cassie Leatham is from the Taungurung people from the Kulin Nation. An Indigenous artist, master weaver, traditional dancer, bushtukka woman and educator, she is passionate about teaching her skills to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students of all ages. Her aim is to give participants the opportunity to learn and understand Aboriginal culture and develop knowledge of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal history. Cassie is self-taught and influenced by the stories from her Elders.