To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020, we have some wonderful items available for purchase in a very special Cafs silent auction. All proceeds raised will go to an Aboriginal Child Safety initiative/organisation.  

Artist - 
Darmon Holloway
Barwoo Incorporated

Darmon Holloway is a Yorta Yorta/Barkinja man from Victoria and has lived on Wathawurrung Country since he was a child. 

He was given the traditional name of "Barwoo" meaning pelican by elders -this is his signature on his artwork. 
His art is based on traditional methods and uses only ochre based acrylic colours that still represents what comes from the earth.
He is also a traditional toolmaker.
Some of his recent pieces have been a message stick for St Aloysius PS, digging sticks, spear and a shield. 

Darmon has been an artist for over 30 years, and before 1997 sold his work through the Old Wool Shed (now the Mill Market). 
Since then he has only done work for family and friends as a hobby and to relax, he is a committed family man. 

Darmon has been inspired more recently to get back to his artwork and has taken on interest to exhibit more of his works. 

To bid for the pieces below, text Liz Hardiman (during business hours) on 0437 351 469. 
She can also update you on the current bid for each item.
*Bids strictly close at 5pm on Thursday, July 9. Winners announced on Friday, July 10.

Coming Together

“From all walks of life, we come together to be as one.”

Petrified rock art with stand.  

Approx. 13.5cm wide x 6.5cm wide    

Starting bid $30


“Different people make a community for better prosperity”

Petrified rock art with stand.

Approx. 11.5cm wide x 7cm wide

Starting bid $30

Message Stick


Meaning a ‘Part Of’ or ‘Belonging’

Carved and painted wooden message stick.

Approx. 60cm x 10cm

Starting bid $60

Turtle Dreaming

“As we swim to connect in which Mother Nature Allows,

we can do our utmost to create a level playing field for all of

those who believe and contribute.”

Painting. Approx. 60cm x 30cm

Starting bid $80

*For those wishing to view the original artworks, please arrange a time with Robyn Clark – 2nd Floor, Ludbrook House   [email protected]  

*Bids strictly close at 5pm on Thursday, July 9. Winners announced on Friday, July 10.