Mick Harding is from the Yowung-Illam-Baluk and Yerrun-Illam-Baluk clans of the Taungurung people - a tribe of the Kulin nation. My clan country's sort of Mansfield area, so that's my connection. We welcome Mick back to 3KND to yarn about our current lockdown.. what challenges he has as a business man and a message for all mob listening to Kool N Deadly. Aboriginal art in Victoria is unique in its symbolism. It links with our stories and songlines like fingers reaching out to other areas of Australia. When I create something I express my cultural integrity in place, be respectful of interpretation of my culture, and share my story as a Taungwurrung Kulin (Aboriginal man from my traditional country).
“We are the first peoples of this land and have an ongoing responsibility to keep our culture alive and relevant in our current society. We belong to this land” We encourage our children to express their creative minds to keep alive for the future.
“Our children’s future, Our culture, Your culture” Ngarga Warendj – Dancing Wombat produces high quality contemporary Indigenous Art, using designs based on traditional symbols from South-East Australia. We create and supply a range of products including gift lines and fine art.
Ngarga Warendj is run by Mick and Nicole Harding. We are located at the foothills of the Strezlecki Ranges in Churchill, Gippland, Victoria, Australia. Ngarga Warendj is our online store for selling our handmade creations, and other items we have made with our designs on them.