Photo Gallery 1

Yoorellgoo indigenous art competition 1st place winner in the open category 2010.

 

Wide Bay NAIDOC week Youth of The Year 2011.

 

 

Private exhibition at Capricornia resort Yeppoon, Qld with Department of Communities 2011.

 

Presented with a football jersey that I designed for the Close The Gap football game 2011.

 

Presenting a painted banner to Kathy Booth for Umoja orphanage in Kenya 2011.

 

Kepnock State High School Awards night, I received a Gold Cultural award, a Silver academic award, a Service award, the junior award for excellence in the arts and the junior award for citizenship 2011.

 

Paintings exhibited at “Dirty Linen Art Gallery” opening in Bundaberg, Qld 2011.

 

Exhibition opening at Queensland Parliament House 2011.

 

 

 

 

Official handing over of 2 emu paintings to Kalkadoon Communities P.T.Y. L.T.D. 2012.

 

 

Paintings displayed at Queensland Health "Close The Gap Day" 2012. Photo's taken with comedian "Mary G".

 

 

 

Guest speaker at the 2012 Bundaberg Mayoral Chaplaincy Support Breakfast Fundraiser.

 

Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art competition 1st place in the open category 2012.

 

 

Reconciliation day paintings displayed at the Queensland State Library 2012.

 

 

Photo taken with indigenous hip hop heavyweights "The Last Kinnection" who played at the reconciliation day event.

 

First and second place at the Rockhampton Show Fine Art competition in the Indigenous open category 2012.

 

Some of my artwork designs have been donated to Queensland Indigenous Health and the artwork has been reproduced onto a bus that will travel from the Fraser coast to Longreach and up to Rockhampton.

 

 

 

Painting displayed at Gidji art exhibition celebrating NAIDOC week 2012.

First photo is with Betty Lappin from C.Q.I.D. and also the phenomenal aboriginal dance group from Bundaberg "Ma-Mu". Second photo is with my friends uncle Phil, Helen and Victoria.

 

 

Artist in residence at Thabeban State School's celebration day 2012 helping young school children to paint their boomerangs.

 

 

Exhibition opening at CHartS - Childers Art Space 2012.

 

 

 

 

NAIDOC Ball 2012 photo is with my favourite aunties. Aunty Lester, Aunty Mary and Aunty Dianna.

 

Guest speaker at "Countdown to the Childers Festival" sponsors event 2012.

 

 

Paintings displayed at NAIDOC week march and festivities day 2012.

 

 

Paintings displayed at Woorabar elders art exhibition celebrating NAIDOC week 2012 held at Dirty Linen Art Gallery.

 

 

Artist in residence at Childers Art Space painting on the day during the Childers Multi-Cultural festival 2012.

 

Cane2Coral Cotton Club gala dinner where I donated a painting which was auctioned for $3,250.00. Photo is with Bundaberg Mayor Cr Mal Forman, rugby league legend Shane Webcke and myself.

 

Exhibition opening at Gin-Gin Courthouse regional Art Gallery 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My painting that hangs in the "Undumbi" room in Queensland Parliament House.

 

Queensland Youth Parliament Residential Camp 2012 where I represented Queensland Indigenous Electorates. I wrote and debated bills in Queensland's Parliament House for the Indigenous and Multicultural affairs committee.

 

 

 

 

 

"Artoriginal"  Beyond Billabong Foundation Inaugural Indigenous Art Exhibition held in Brisbane, Qld 2012.

 

 

Exhibition of 10 paintings displayed at Bundaberg's Indigenous Celebration Night for 2012 where I was also the MC for my High School.

 

 

 

 

  Photo taken on the night with

one of the Deadliest Indigenous singers I have ever heard Anglee Little.

  Photo taken on the night with

my good friend Curly. Curly is one of the first people I met on my journey.

 

Awards night at my High School 2012.

 

Photo taken with MP Member For Burnett The Honourable Stephen Bennett.

 

Painting donated to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation in Bundaberg, photo is with MP Member For Burnett The Honourable Stephen Bennett, Bundaberg Make-A-Wish foundation president Pat Russell and myself all holding the raffle tickets.

 

Exhibition of 7 paintings displayed at the opening of the new Bundaberg Catholic Parish. Photo taken is with Father John and myself.

 

University of Queensland Young Scholars Programme 2012.

 

 

Artist in residence at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery where I painted on the day and also displayed my paintings and my souvenirs for a new initiave called "Meet The Maker".

 

 

Photo taken on the day with Bundaberg Mayor Cr Mal Forman.

 

Photo taken with my two reconciliation paintings that were flown down to Caritas Australia's main office in Sydney. Caritas Australia is an international aid and developement organisation of the Catholic Church of Australia.

 

University of Queensland Young Achievers Programme 2013.

 

Australia Zoo.

Photo taken with some of my souvenir range also pictured is Colin Jones souvenirs in the gift shop.

 

Photos taken at the Australia Day Awards at Bundaberg where I won the Junior Creative Youth Australia Day Award.

Photo 1 is taken with Bundaberg Mayor Cr Mal Forman, photo 2 is taken with Federal Member for Hinkler Paul Neville MP, photo 3 is taken with Deputy Mayor Cr David Batt and councillor Cr Judy Peters and photo 4 is the medal I recieved. Photo 5 is with Uncle Bernie and Joan.

 

 

 

Reconciliation event at Caritas Australia's main offices in Sydney where I officially presented 2 commisioned reconciliation paintings to Caritas Australia's CEO Jack de Groot.

 

 

 

Australian Museum in Sydney.

First photo is with my souvenir range in their gift shop also pictured is Colin Jones souvenirs.

Second and third photos are in the indigenous learning centre of the museum.

 

 

Painting on loan called “Battle Mountain” officially presented to The Honourable Glen Elmes MP who is the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and the Minister assisting The Premier. The painting has been loaned to The Honourable Minister and now hangs in The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs office in Brisbane.

 

Painting called "Caina Putut" presented to Aunty Gina Archer who is the Chair of the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee. 2nd photo is with Darren Bond who is the Principal Executive Officer.

 

 

Australia Day II celebrations where I was recognised for winning the “Junior Creative Youth Australia Day Award” for Bundaberg.

First and second photo taken with Bundaberg Mayor Cr Mal Forman. Third and fourth photos taken with MP Member For Burnett The Honourable Stephen Bennett and Deputy police Commisioner Brett Pointing. Fourth and fifth photos taken with The Honourable Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, his lovely wife Lisa Newman, MP Member For Burnett The Honourable Stephen Bennett and myself.

 

 

 

 

Guest speaker at the International Women’s Day event for the Bundaberg branch of the Queensland Justice Association.

Photo 4 is with Aunty Tina Sarra.

 

 

 

Paintings displayed and sold by Aboriginal Art Galleries at The Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong 2013.

 

 

Featured artist at the 2013 Bluewater Art Festival with some of my paintings for sale. Photo 3 is with the Honourable candidate for Lilley Rod McGarvie who commissioned me to paint a new version of the Australian flag. Photos 4 and 5 are with the Honourable Member for Sandgate Kerry Millard. Photo 6 is me on stage at the Bluewater Festival. Photos 7,8 and 9 are with the Honourable candidate for Lilley Rod McGarvie and the Honourable Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk.

 

 

 

 

 

Queensland Youth Parliament Forum.

1st photo is with Madam Speaker the Honourable Fiona Simpson MP member for Maroochydore. 2nd photo is with the Honourable Tracey Davis MP member for Aspley and Dr. Joe Goodall chairman of Queensland Youth Parliament in front of my painting that hangs in Queensland Parliament House.

 

 

 

Photo taken with the Honourable Rob Katter MP member for Mount Isa during my recent trip there.

 

Photo taken with Bundaberg Mayor Cr Mal Forman with the painting and souvenirs I donated to the Mayoral Chaplaincy Support Breakfast for 2013, second photo is with two of the chaplains.

 

 

1st photo is with MP Member For Burnett The Honourable Stephen Bennett and myself welcoming "The Dreamtime Drive" to Bundaberg and the other photos are myself painting "The Dreamtime Drive" car in the Bundaberg CBD pavilion.

 

 

 

 

Photo with my friend Brett Nutley who is the Indigenous Liason Officer at Queensland Parliament House.

 

Guest speaker at the 2013 Bundaberg Mayoral Chaplaincy Support Breakfast. Photo's 2 and 3 are with television personality and local government association of Queensland ambassador and fellow guest speaker Heather Foord and the painting I donated to the raffle.

 

 

Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art competition 1st place winning the major prize The Queensland Alumina LTD Award. 1st photo is with Mr.Ross Greenhalgh from Queensland Alumina, 2nd photo is with The Honorable Gladstone Mayor Cr Gail Sellers, 3rd photo is with the judge Peter Mcay from Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

 

 

 

First photo is with Vernon Ah Kee famous indigenous artist and myself at the opening of GOMA's newest exhibition "My Country, I still call Australia Home, Contemporary Art from Black Australia" Vernon's artworks are hanging in the exhibition. Second photo is with One of my relatives Hetti Perkins, senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torris Strait Islander Art at the Gallery of NSW and daughter of Charlie Perkins a famous indigenous activist who led the freedom drive in the 60's.

 

 

Artist in residence at the QLD State libraries Reconcili-Action day 2013 where I painted an installation art piece with help from the public, the art piece will hang in the Loris Williams room at the library.

 

 

 

Showing of my paintings at Queensland Parliament House for the 2013 Bundaberg Promotion night.

Photo 1 is with Bruce McLean, Curator of Indigenous Australian Art and Peter McKay Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at Gallery Of Modern Art, photo 2 is with the Honorable Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, photo 3 is with the Honorable Stephen Bennett member for Burnett and photo 4 is with amazing vocal and string quartet QUATRO.

 

 

 

 

 

Official handover of my 4 commissioned paintings to Tennis Australia. The paintings were accepted by Ian Goolagong the national indigenous Tennis Australia coach and Brenda Tierney the inclusion coordinator for Tennis Australia at a ceremony attended by Bundaberg Mayor Cr Mal Foreman and Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett. The painting designs will be used in Tennis Australia's indigenous tennis activities right around Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio interview with Ian Goolagong about the 4 Tennis Australia paintings, interviewed by ABC morning presenter David Dowsett.

 

 

FOGS (Former Origin Greats) and A.R.T.I.E. (Achieving results Through Indigenous Education) offices at Suncorp stadium. First photo is with Former Origin Great and executive chairman of FOGS Gene Miles and Matt from the A.R.T.I.E. team. Second photo is with the A.R.T.I.E. team.

 

 

State of Origin game 2 at Suncorp Stadium, photo 2 is with my good friend Joel.

 

 

 

Launch of NAIDOC week and The Deadly Stories campaign for 2013 of which I am a participant at The Gallery of Modern Art. First photos are with the Deadly Stories banner featuring myself. Third photo is with The Honourable Glenn Elmes MP who is the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister assisting the Premier and Deadly story participants Uncle Darryl Sailor and Aunty Sarah Wapau, also pictured is Maroochy Barambah songwoman and law-women of the Turrbal people of Brisbane. Photo 5 is with Toni Rossl the manager of communication services and corporate client services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural affairs office. Photo 6 is with Bruce McLean curator of indigenous Australian art at The Gallery of Modern Art. Photos 7, 8, 9 are the Deadly Stories postcards and calender.

 

 

 

 

 

Paintings exhibited at the Woorabar Elders Art Exhibition celebrating NAIDOC Week 2013.

 

 

 

Photo with my good friend Uncle Reggie at the NAIDOC Week march in Bundaberg.

 

Naidoc Week Ball at Bundaberg. First and second photos are with Deadly indigenous hip hop heavyweights "The Last Kinnection" who played at the ball. Third and fourth photos with Aunties and friends. Photos 5, 6, 7 are recieving the Wide Bay NAIDOC Week Artist of the Year award for 2013.

 

 

 

 

Photo shoot for the 2013 Deadly Stories campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo taken with some of my souvenir range at the South Australian Museum.

 

National Youth Awards held in Adelaide, South Australia.

Photo 2 is with the 3 other finalists for the Cultural Understanding Award Lochlan Cooke (winner), Fablice Manirakiza, myself and Joel Kuperholz. Photo 3 is myself and the Federal Minister for Youth The Honorable Kate Ellis MP.

 

 

 

Role model and artist teaching school children painting techniques at Deadly Vibe’s 3on3 basketball and hip hop challenge in Bundaberg with fellow artist and comedian Kevin Kropinyeri.

 

 

 

Closing ceremony of the Xstrata Great Western Games with the Mount Isa Mayor the Honorable Cr Tony McGrady accepting the baton that I painted. Photo 2 is Jason Rainie (squash) Nathan Burgers (Olympian and games Ambassador) and Margaret Cochrane ( President of the Foundation) holding the baton.

 

 

NIYLA National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy. A week long camp in Sydney where my committee created our own campaign for constitutional recognition. Photo 1 is myself with the petition we created, photo 2 is the 1000 voices committee, photo 3 is all NIYLA participants, photo 4 is Pete Dawson representative from “Recognise This”, photo 5 is Benson Saulo director of NIYLA and Marc Sutherland mentor from NIYLA and myself.

 

 

 

Handed over 4 commissioned paintings to the Bundaberg Mayor the Honorable Cr Mal Forman that will be taken to China to give as gifts to Nanning’s Mayor. Nanning in China is Bundaberg’s sister city.

 

Featured artist at the 2013 Artoriginal indigenous exhibition held at Brisbane Town Hall. Photo 5 is with the curator of the exhibition Michael Eather from Fireworks Gallery and photo 6 is with Managing Director of QGC Derek Fisher.

 

 

 

 

First banners produced by Tennis Australia that feature my artwork and will be used for their Indigenous tennis activities around Australia. Photo 2 is with Brenda Tierney the inclusion coordinator of Tennis Australia.

 

 

Guest speaker at the Titans 4 Tomorrow Indigenous girls leadership camp held on the Gold Coast.

 

Photo taken with some of my souvenir range at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.

 

First place at the Bundaberg Arts Festival 2013 winning the Stanza IT Youth Award, photo is taken with the judge Pete Martin and myself.

 

Queensland Youth Parliament Residential Camp 2013 where I represented Indigenous electorates. I wrote and debated bills in Queensland Parliament House for the Sports, Tourism and the Arts Committee.

 

 

 

Trip to Canberra, first photo is the Tent Embassy and the second photo is Canberra Parliament House.

 

 

Continued in Photo Gallery 2 category.