Portrait of Vicki Couzens

Vicki Couzens

Vicki Couzens is an established and prominent artist from the western districts of Victoria. She is a descendant of the Gunditjmara and Kirrae Whurrong clans and plays an active role in promoting the culture of her people. She has served on the boards of the Koorie Heritage Trust and the Victorian Corporation for Aboriginal Languages.

A number of Vicki's paintings have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. She has played a prominent role in major public art projects including birrarung wilam on the bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne with Indigenous artists Treahna Hamm and Lee Darroch. She is the artistic director of the statewide Possum Skin Cloak project, which was presented during the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.