Photo Gallery 3

Photo taken with my good friend Omid co-owner of Aboriginal Art Galleries in Sydney in front of one of my paintings during a recent trip there, photo taken at the Queen Victoria Building Art Gallery.
 
 
 
Invited to and attended the NRL’s official launch of the 2014 Close The Gap Round of Football at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. The launch of the Close The Gap round features my artwork “Thapu Wani Watina” which means “Brothers Playing Side by Side” in the Kalkadoon language. It was also the launch of the Australian Rugby League Commissions Reconciliation Action Plan for 2014 to 2017. The RAP also features my artwork “Thapu Wani Watina”, I also painted 3 footballs that were gifts from the NRL to members of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council that were retiring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                Dave Smith Chief executive of National Rugby League
                                                                                launching their new Stretch RAP Plan for 2014-2017.
    
The Hon. Linda Burney MP Chair      Luke Carroll, Television Celebrity and MC for the Launch.
of the Australian Rugby League
Indigenous Council and 2014
National NAIDOC Lifetime
Achievement Award recipient.
Leah Armstrong Chief executive of
Reconciliation Australia and
Recognise This.
 
Chosen as a Deadly Choices Ambassador for the Wide Bay Region.
 
 
Johnathon Thurston wearing the Head Gear I designed and donated to the ARTIE program for the Close The Gap Round.
 
 
 
Painting an installation art piece with Thabeban Primary School children for their NAIDOC week celebrations 2014.
 
 
 
 
Mount Isa "Ajarku Muruu" All One Country Primary School Art Competition which I organised and held with 7 Primary Schools from the Mount Isa region. Uncle Clive Sam played the Didgeridoo and gave Welcome to Country, the Honourable Bob Katter Federal member for Kennedy officially opened the awards night and Rob katter MP Member for Mount Isa closed the event. I was the MC for the night with Brenda Tierney Tennis Australia's Social Inclusion Manager helping to hand out the prizes on the night. There were 126 winning children with 9 major awards and every school winning a Tennis Australia Hot Shots mini tennis court. The first place for the best artwork submitted was won by Central State School who also won a large installation art piece and the student won a trophy, Tiger Island showbag, some of my souvenirs and a signed and framed 2014 State of Origin Football Jersey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Recognise This" rally in Mount Isa with Uncle Clive Sam performing Welcome To Country and giving a heartfelt speech.
 
 
 
Painting power poles at Tharrapatha Way in Mount Isa which is a cultural walking trail. Tharrapatha in the Kalkadoon language means Leichhardt River and this river is part of a Kalkatungu dreaming story. The 2nd pole was painted with students from Cloncurry State Primary School.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queensland 2014 Pride of Australia Awards Night in Brisbane where I was honoured to win the Qld Pride of Australia Young Leader medal, photo 5 is with the other inspiring Qld winners in their respective categories and photo 4 is the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
 
 
 
 
Mentor with the A.R.T.I.E. program teaching the children painting techniques at Moorayfield, Marsden and Bundamba State Primary Schools.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visit to Dreamworld's Billabong restaurant where7 of my paintings are hanging, photo 4 is with Sam from Big Brother 2014.
 
 
 
Mentor with the A.R.T.I.E. program teaching indigenous painting techniques to Central Queensland High School A.R.T.I.E. students at a gold award camp.
 
 
 
Attended a cultural camp with the CQ A.R.T.I.E. students at Curramundi, home of the Kabi Kabi people and the Bunya Nut Dreaming.
 
 
 
 
Invited too and attended the Queensland Red Carpet Premiere Movie event for “Unbroken” at the Roxy movie theatre at Movie World on the Gold Coast.
 
 
                                                  Ian Walker, Honorable Minister for Science,
                                                  Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.
 
Artist in residence at Silkwood School on the Gold Coast, I painted totem poles with the school children that will be displayed throughout the school as part of their indigenous learning and environment Programs.
 
 
 
 
 
The launch of the NRL 2015 All Stars Game on the Gold Coast. My painting Thapu Wani Watina which means ‘Brothers Playing Side by Side’ in the Kalkadoon language is being used for the Indigenous All Stars Jersey as well as on footballs, caps, shorts and a whole range of supporter merchandise.
 
 
 
                                                            All Stars representative Nate Myles
 
               Explaining the story to the painting to Indigenous All Stars player Justin Hodges