'Off The Wall' Artist Talk, Thursday 12th May 2022, 6-8 pm. Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne. Come along and listen to the Artists speak of their custom pieces for this fantastic exhibition.
I was recently commissioned by Steelcase Solutions in Southbank, Melbourne to do a live painting during Design Week 2022. The piece I created was called 'Two Worlds', telling of Steelcase's reconcilation journey and their resonsibilities with First Nations People across Australia.
I recently spoke to Goya of the Knox News about the converted telegraph pole I painted late last year for the Koolamara Waters habitat corridor in Ferntree Gully, a safe access to the wetlands and bushlands for our endagered species and native wildlife.
I spoke with Will Tate of Knox Immerse about the inspiration behind 'Wala Yapaneyeput', a legacy to my great-grandmother, Yarmuk of the Ulupna Tribe. The piece is currently being displayed at Knox Skate Park. Listen to the full interview here.
'Dancing with Creation' is a Reconciliation project developed by the Maroondah City Council in collaboration with Mullum-Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Robert Young, Chris Hume and myself for Ringwood East's Activation Program. Here's a video about the creation proces and story behind the mural.
In late March 2021, 120 traditional owners from 40 different First People’s groups spent five days at the National First People’s Gathering on Climate Change in Cairns (Australia). Speaking on the impact of the climate crisis on First People, Gavin Singleton from the Yirrganydji traditional owners explained that ‘From changing weather patterns to shifts in natural ecosystems, climate change is a clear and present threat to our people and our culture’.
My late Aunty Hyllus Maris features in this month's newsletter along with my piece 'Awakening' dedicated in her honour. Read the remaining article and newsletter here.
I was very lucky to create a lovely big piece for the new VCAT premises in Bundoora recently. My piece now sits in one of the culturally safe Hearing Rooms along with other Aboriginal artifacts. Watch the interview here.
I recently designed the cultural gift exchange for Carlton Football Club to be handed over to the Sydney Swans during the Sir Doug Nicholls Round. Read more about the meaning of the shield its symbol of strength here.
My mother, Aunty Zeta Thomson, has had her art 'Mookies Around the Waterhole' designed on one of Melbourne's iconic trams. The vinyl wrapped tram can be seen around the city and will be spreading culture for the next twelve months.