For the love of “Pap Tjaa Djandak”

Image by Troy Bailey


Exhibition opening event Friday 26 February 2021 6:30-9pm

The opening event will be live streamed on our facebook event page due to the current covid restrictions which will be in place until midnight 26/2.


Open to the public from Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February 11am-5pm


For the love of “Pap Tjaa Djandak”


Meaning Mother Country in the language of the first people of Djab Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung country. An exhibition embracing the beauty of Pap Tjaa Djandak and all her creations.

The pictures made by Troy Bailey are made with deep respect for the first people of this land who maintain the oldest living culture in the world.

As the original custodians, there is much to be learnt from their sustainable land management practices, showing deep respect for Pap Tjaa Djandak, all her creations including each other.

Evidence is compounding that modern ways of living are destroying our Mother Earth and her people.

Hopefully the beauty in these pictures will inspire us all to take better care of our mother and each other through proactive actions, towards positive sustainable outcomes, today and into the future!

This can be done by learning more about the true history of this country and supporting these two indigenous led community groups.

60% of money raised through artwork sales, will be donated to these two groups. 

– Djab Wurrung heritage protection embassy.

– Nalderun meaning Altogether in the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung.

Event runsheet:

Opening 6:30-9pm

– One hour before Mirma Nyawi (Sunset) Uncle Rick Nelson, Dja Dja Wurrung tribal elder will welcome us all to his country.

– Please arrive by 6.30pm so we are ready for Uncle Rick.

Followed by

– Hearing from the wonderful Nalderun.

– Didgeridoo performance by Uncle Amos Roach and Brent Watkins.(Spirit lifting)

– We hear from Tribal elder Zellanach Djab Mara of the Djab Wurrung heritage protection embassy.

– Harmony Byrne performs leave our trees alone. (Beautiful and Powerful)

– Troy Bailey invites you to view the exhibition as the Sun sets.


All sales will be handled by the artist, Troy Bailey.


This will be a covid safe event.