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Samantha Trist

Samantha Trist

Samantha Trist likes to make and create. She grew up in Bulleen and is a proud Taungurung woman of the Warring Illum Bulok clan. As a child she cherished holidays with her Indigenous grandmother Elsie in Yea, and now, living on the Mornington Penisula, she loves to express herself through art made from the heart.
Working with possum skins, native feathers (especially emu), and pyrographic techniques, Sams designs are about sharing her Culture. She has had a long career in early childhood education, and these days teaches Indigenous dance to young girls, shares cultural knowledge with National Trust visitors and creates beautiful cultural objects and wearables with Baluk Arts.