This exhibition studies the Worrorra stone tools collected by Kimberley bushman VIc Cox and asks the question, If a stone tool is found what should you do?
In 2015 I bought a 10 acre bush block in the Kimberley that had belonged to Vic Cox, a well known bushman and crocodile hunter. Vic was a scavenger and his property contained collections of found and traded objects from the Kimberley coast including 100 Aboriginal stone tools, some marked with a location and date linking the tools to the Worrorra language group. With permission from Worrorra elder Nyorna Woolagoodja, who I have known since 2012 I have made studies of the tools looking carefully at the way the tool has been reshaped. Vic Cox and Nyorna's late father Sam Woolagoodja were friends and had respect for one another. It is through the discovering of these objects on our bush block, their connection to Vic and Sam and also my friendship with Nyorna that this body of work is developing.