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I am a Wiradjuri environmental artist who responds creatively within a First Nations cultural context, focusing on Wiradjuri traditions, community, and Country. I am drawn to creating contemporary fibre artworks that represent a continuum of Wiradjuri cultural artefacts, Country, language and ‘Yindayamarra’ (respect) for Mother Earth. I use recycled data and electrical cables and natural grasses, transforming these mediums into sculptural forms that juxtapose modern and traditional weaving techniques.

 

I have programmed and facilitated various interactive hands-on weaving and recycled art workshop for adults and children that provides the opportunity to create eco-friendly woven and sustainable art projects. I have hosted workshops for The Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) National Summit, Canberra, Gold Coast Council, Home of The Arts (HOTA), Gold Coast and Griffith, College of Arts and Griffith University Art Gallery Brisbane, Dept of Education – various schools,Parkes Shire Council, Bathurst Regional Gallery, community galleries, events and NAIDOC celebrations.  

 

Education: 

  • Master of Visual Arts degree studying with the Contemporary Australia Indigenous Art (CAIA) at The Queensland College of Arts (QCA), Griffith University, Brisbane - 2019-2020

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: The Queensland College of Arts (QCA), Griffith University, Brisbane - 2017-2018

  • Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries- James Cook University, Cairns - 2014-2016

  • Diploma Children’s Services: TAFE NSW Accredited - distinction level - 2004-2007

Solo exhibitions

  • 2019 ‘Interconnection’ One Space Coonabarabran, exhibition and conducted recycled weaving workshops.

  • 2019 & 2016 Artist in residence and showcase, Gold Coast City Council Libraries, Palm Beach Helensvale

  • Group exhibitions selected works and workshops

  • 2022 Wiradjuri Ngurambang Showcase 7 local First Nations artists and Elders who have contributed to the Wiradjuri Ngurambang exhibition:

  • 2022 Parkes Potters' 50th anniversary exhibition 

  • 2021 Gunhigal Nguambang Wiradyuri Mayiny (Plains Country Wiradyuri people) 2021 

  • Home program 2021, Ronda Sharpe Artist led workshop, Bathurst Regional Gallery, children’s work exhibited.

  • 2022-21-20 Waste to Arts, Parkes Library and Cultural Centre, Netwaste community competition and exhibition

  • 2020 Master of Arts in Visual Arts Exhibition, 2020 graduating students: Master of Arts in Visual Arts (MAVA).

  • 2020 Arts Revival Exhibition, for Parkes Art Revival Festival, Parkes Library and Cultural Centre.

  • 2019 Hidden Midden Uncovering Truth, South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp 2019 

  • outdoor exhibition, Home of the Arts, (HOTA) Gold Coast.

  • 2019 Morphosis Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University, Flight Centre Brisbane, selected works. 

  • 2019 Outside In Exhibition, St Vincent's private Hospital Brisbane

  • 2019 On the Wing Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery for Gold Coast Indigenous Art Collective.  

  • 2019 Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival Inc presents ‘Flow Gallery, Forbes NSW. 

  • 2019 Waijung Jargun Mother land, air wind and sea, Robina Gold Coast Library Gallery

  • 2018 Graduation exhibition Queensland College of Arts, (QCA) Griffith University, selected student works 

  • 2018 Churchie National Emerging art prize

  • 2018 SWELL Sculpture festival, outdoor sculpture exhibition, Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

  • 2018 Sculptor’s Society Gold Coast Incorporated, Totems, Masks & Upcycled Exhibition, Ashmore.

  • 2018 Gold Coast City Library’s Annual Artist Showcase 2017 Exhibition, ‘The Tree of life and seasons, Robina Art Gallery, theme for exhibition was Seasons

  • 2017 Machinery St Gallery exhibition, Queensland College of Arts, (QCA) Griffith University, public art exhibition presents selected artwork from three students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Art program.

  • 2017 Word of Mouth Collective Exhibition, Jugglers Gallery Fortitude Valley.

Professional Development programs.

  • 2023 Galari Writers/Arts program - Curated by Aleshia Lonsdale 

  • writer/actor/teacher Ned Manning for regional First Nation writers and artists x6

  • 2023 Home program teachers’ day Art Gallery of NSW 

  • 2022 Wiradjuri Ngurambang Permanent Exhibition Parkes Shire Library as Wiradjuri curatorial member showcasing Wiradjuri artefacts, language, artwork, and digital form, provided 2 woven contemporary artifacts 

  • 2019 South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp, professional development processes for emerging Indigenous artists, Coast City Council artist, Gordon Hookey, Rick Roser, Bianca Beetson and Laurie Nilson.

  • 2019 Artist in Residence / Jan, Feb, workshops Gold Coast City Libraries, 11th Creative Palm Beach.

  • 2018 Intertwine, Gold Coast City Council, collaborative indigenous community workshop conducted by Grace Lillian Lee exploring identity, culture and creating creative fashion items for Gold Coast Festive 2018, Intertwine Fashion Parade and Printmaking, Black Square Arts conducted by Laurie Nona and Dian Darmansjah 

Facilitated Workshops Hosted by Ronda Sharpe

  • 2023- Weaving Workshops Wellness Wednesdays Red Bend Catholic School Forbes.

  • 2022 Home Program 2022, Bathurst Regional Gallery (BRAG), Artist lead workshops, inspired by the form of a Gulaman (Coolamon) linking Aboriginal art, language, & culture. 

  • 2022 & 23 Spring Hill Public School collaborative 3-day workshops - various techniques & recycled mediums.

  • 2021 Home Program 2021, Bathurst Regional Gallery (BRAG), Artist lead virtual workshops, inspired by the form of a (Narbong (Dilly Bag) linking Aboriginal art, language, & culture. 

  • 2021 Waste to Arts, hosted weaving and recycled art workshops at Parkes Library and Cultural Centre

  • 2019 NAIDOC Week weaving workshop Griffith university College of Arts 

  • 2019 Recycled art workshops during Artist in residence and showcase program Gold Coast City Libraries.

  • 2018 NAIDOC HOTA Dancing in the Green weaving workshop and promoting Intertwine collection.

 

 

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