Eric Avery (Sydney) is a Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan man from the Yuin, Gumbayngirr and Bandjalang peoples of NSW who plays the violin, dances, composes music and for the Naturestrip commission, paints.
Working with his family’s custodial songs he seeks to revive and continue on an age old legacy continuing an ancestry of strong, resilient creative people.
Believing in the strength of his people’s art Eric aims to revitalise aboriginal language in his practice. To speak his ancestors tongue is what Eric describes as being a transformative experience. To hear the different intonations is an inspiration musically and to engage with his language is the continuance of culture.
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