News | Wurundjeri group raising funds to purchase William Barak painting

William Barak's Ceremony (1897)

William Barak’s Ceremony (1897)

A group representing Melbourne’s Aboriginal population is trying to raise money to buy a work by William Barak

From The Age

Ceremony, a relatively small work in earth, ink and charcoal on paper, will go to auction at Bonham’s in Sydney on Tuesday night. The picture was created by Wurundjeri elder Barak – known by some in the Aboriginal community as “Uncle William” or “Grandfather” – in 1897. It was exchanged by its creator for a glass work by English craftsman Frank Piggott Webb, and has remained with Webb’s descendants until now.

You can find their crowdfunding page here: https://chuffed.org/project/bringing-barak-home

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