Mornington, Victoria

Baluk Arts is a non-profit Aboriginal arts organisation based in Mornington, Victoria. Aboriginal owned and operated, it supports Aboriginal artists from the Mornington Peninsula and south-east Melbourne. Baluk artists are from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia and their works reflect themes of identity in a contemporary cultural context. Works include prints, ceramics, timber artefacts, kelp work, weavings and fibre works, jewellery and wearable art, works on paper and homewares.

Through Baluk Arts, family groups and members of the stolen generation have reconnected with their culture and express their histories through strong artistic practices to support their cultural and creative wellbeing. Baluk Arts encourages community development, youth leadership, participation and interaction, and strong Indigenous governance through innovative arts practice.

Members are supported through creative development with professional mentoring and material-based learning with an emphasis on innovative, contemporary expression and engagement.

Baluk artists create prints, ceramics, kelp work, weavings and fibre works, jewellery, wearable art and homewares, reflecting Aboriginal identity in a contemporary cultural context.