First Peoples arts

Connect with First Peoples contemporary art and culture, find out about resources and opportunities available to community, artists and cultural practitioners.

Reko Rennie, King and Country, acrylic and pigment on linen, Kamilaroi language group, 2013

Womin djeka


Council respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

Boonatung Ngargee Yulenj: First Peoples Arts Advisory Panel

As part of the City of Port Phillip's commitment to good governance, quality decision-making and community participation, Council has a range of committees with external community representation.

The City of Port Phillip has established the Boonatung Ngargee Yulenj: First Peoples Arts Advisory Panel to assist Council by providing advice and feedback in the development and implementation of the Boonatung Ngargee Yulenj: First Peoples Arts Plan 2020-2025.

More information

For further information please contact Jarra Steel, Indigenous Arts Officer at


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy 2014-17

First Peoples visual arts 

The Port Phillip City Collection holds contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art works in the collection. Search the Port Phillip City Collection database to discover these art works.


Boonwurung Walert (possum skin) Cloak

You can also see a unique hand-made possum skin cloak by Boon Wurrung Traditional owner Caroline Martin. Caroline was commissioned to design and craft this significant Aboriginal cultural asset which is a as part of the Port Phillip City Collection.

Visit our history and heritage pages for more information about First Nations cultural heritage.

Links to First Peoples creative industries, arts and cultural organisations


First Peoples or Nation

The term First Peoples or Nation is used as preferred term within this document after consultation with local stakeholders and in line with language used by Creative Victoria. First Peoples is used in the name of this document rather than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Koorie and Indigenous Australians.

Traditional Owners

The use of Traditional Owners here refers to the Traditional Owners of Port Phillip: the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung.

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