Welcome to A Creative Journey
by Munarli Artist Tracy Wise
*Warning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people are advised that names and images of deceased persons may be used on this website.
We all have our own passions and talents. Curious about mine? Take a look around my website and you'll find out more about who I am and what I do. I hope you'll love my work! Here you can read all about the Layers of Blak exhibition.
‘As a spiritual person I observe everything through my travels, so I was very open to what was appearing before me.’
Tracy Wise is a proud Barkindji Ngiyampaa Maligundidj woman based in the Millewa Mallee of Victoria Australia.
Tracy started her art practice in 2015, alongside her mum Mary Wise and in 2018 was commissioned to do an artwork for Murray Primary Health Network where she produced an artwork called The Healing Tree.
Tracy began weaving in 2020 and won encouragement award for her woven Dilly Bag (Jandahl) at the 2021 Koorie Art Show. The following year Tracy was accepted for the Koorie Heritage Trust Blak Design program 2022 where she created Jahgany meaning Eel in Bundjalung language to represent her jewellery in the group exhibition called Layers of Blak.
Tracy acknowledges her grandmothers past and ancestors before her by continuing their ingenuity of creating and making Blak Designs. Currently Tracy is self-employed Artist working on a commission.
“I’m on a well-being break from the 9 to 5 working life and just concentrating on my self and my creative journey. You can say my creative practice is my new employment”.
My spiritual journey and creative work is my purpose, my driving force. It's the reason I get up every day and do what I do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing me to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge. You can read about my award winning woven Jandahl Dilly Bag here.
“I ask myself what knowledge is it the ancestors want me to share? Especially when you are weaving, you hear them in the background saying: ‘Don’t do it that way, do it this way; you need to do it proper’.
Photo by Christian Capurro
It’s easy to do great work when you believe in what you do. Want to see my skills in action? Here, you’ll find real-world examples of the results you can expect when you work with me.
Open to new challenges
They say that nothing worth doing is easy. Like every successful business, I’ve had bumps in the road. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Why? Because throughout my journey I’ve honed my skills and put my services to the test in the real world, so my clients can benefit from my years of experience as an artist.
“I’m still learning about Metalsmithing and I’m open to new challenges where I can customise and design jewellery”.