Gold Pin with Gold Backing
This artwork represents all of the relationships I have built over my life journey. One of the things I love most about my culture is how strong and connected I am with my family and my mob. Having a community of people who support you is something I am grateful for everyday. As I have grown up I have learned that it is okay to need support from others, which I believe is very important in order to grow and succeed.
About Merindah Gunya:
My name is Bayley Mifsud and I am a proud descendent of Peek and Kirrae Whurrong clans of the Maar nation, from South-West Victoria (Warrnambool). My Aboriginal name Merindah-Gunya, means ‘Beautiful Spirit’. My name was gifted to me by my parents, and through a naming ceremony on Country, supported by my Elders and community. Practicing and sharing my culture through art and storytelling is very important to me, my family and community. It continues a practice that our community has been sharing for over two centuries now. My hope is that it will continue to be shared for many centuries to come. By purchasing my artwork, you too will become a part of the continuing story of an ancient tradition and progressing reconciliation
top of page