• Sim Luttin


I recently took a trip up to Mt Hotham, friends in tow, to spend a few days taking in the mountain landscape over New Years from the comfort of the Austen Alpine lodge. The view was spectacular, and the weather was clear and sunny for the entire holiday.

I thought about the way I seem to forget the overwhelming power of the mountains when I am back in Melbourne. I am now beginning to reflect on the fact that I am deeply connected to this place and that the mountains (and particularly the lodge) hold a special place in my heart.

In the late 1960's and early 70's my dad along with friends from BHP research laboratories pooled their funds, acquired a lease on Mt Hotham and built a ski lodge. Because they couldn't afford a builder they built it themselves and the member-based lodge continues today. Some of the most spectacular views in Victoria can be seen from the lodge balcony and you only need to spend 5 minutes outside before you become mesmerised by the beauty of the land.

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I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I create and exhibit art. I pay my respects to Elders past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider Melbourne community and beyond. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. I acknowledge that I work and live on country on which Members and Elders of The Wurundjeri people and their forebears have been custodians for many centuries and on which Aboriginal People have performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. I acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.

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