Ira Barker

Ira Barker is a Gunditjmara and Barkindji artist who was born and still lives on Dja Dja Wurrung Country to this day.

Ira works as a cook at Castlemaine Indigenous catering company Murnong Mamas and manages a small bush-tucker plot at Gung Ho Growers at the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op in Harcourt, Victoria. Ira facilitates educational workshops around the Mount Alexander and Central Goldfields Shires centred around growing, cooking and connecting with Indigenous Australian food. Ira is also a filmmaker, released their first work at the Central Victorian Indigenous Documentary Film festival in July 2021.