550 pieces of individual artwork. 110 visual and musical First Nations artists. 2 years in the making.
The Kate & Co. PR team recently officially opened Connection at THE LUME Melbourne, one of the largest representations of First Peoples art and culture ever assembled. Connection is a platform for First Peoples to share their stories and perspectives, and it invites all Australians to appreciate and honour the traditional custodians of the land and the significance of their art and music as a living, vibrant and enduring cultural tradition.
For the first time at THE LUME Melbourne, the experience will also showcase over 30 pieces of physical artwork by First Nations artists whose work is also included in Connection via the Gallery of Original Art. In addition, 53 pieces of artwork from revered First Nations artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye will also feature in a dedicated display – Emily’s Wall – at THE LUME Melbourne, presented for the first time in Australia.
The gallery in-house dining area has also been transformed into Mirri, with a menu curated by renowned Indigenous chef Mark Olive. Incorporating native herbs and ingredients such as lemon myrtle, river mint, quandong and saltbush, Mirri offers an authentic and captivating dining experience.
The team at Kate & Co. PR are fiercely proud to have played a small part in launching this experience, assisting in the curation of a 500-person guest list for opening night, and supporting across press office activity, securing coverage with 7News, 10News First, The Age, Broadsheet, Time Out Melbourne, Urban List, Concrete Playground, 7News.com.au, Australian Associated Press and plenty more to come.
It is our great pleasure to introduce you to Connection.