Meet our Artists

Aalyiah Bray

I was born in Alice Springs. My Father is Wurramungu and my Mother is Kalkadoon. I have been living in Ballarat with my family since

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Adrian Rigney

I was born in Melbourne Victoria, but moved to my Mother’s country at Dimboola in the Wimmera (Vic), where I learnt my culture from my

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Albert Fagan

I was born in Footscray in Victoria. I did not know I was Aboriginal but when I had family visitors coming to stay, I was

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Alexandra Allemand

  I am ais proud Yorta Yorta and Warlpiri woman originally from Mooroopna Victoria. I have been living in Ballarat for the last 18 years.

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Ann Patmore

I was born in Maroopna (Vic) but knew nothing about my culture. I was brought up in foster care by a wonderful family, but didn’t

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April Burgoyne

I was born in Subiaco (WA) on Noongar Boodjar Country.  My people are from the southwest of Western Australia.  The Bibulmun people are located just

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Bec Bux

I was born in Ballarat and have lived here all my life.  When I was at High School, I felt connected to my best friend,

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Billy Blackall

Through my artwork I try to portray the way in which my ancestors lived and I have these pictures in my mind of what life

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Cameron Benson

Cameron Benson is a Geelong based artist. Cameron’s mother was of English- Scottish origin, while his father was born under a gum tree on the

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Cassandra Hood

I have always been very artistic and loved doing arts and crafts.  In 2010 I completed Certificates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and

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Chris V

Painting has been a great way for me to self-heal and given me my connection to country.  It has allowed me to express my creativity

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Donna Blackall

I was born in Mt. Gambier SA, but raised in Ballarat.  I have lived in Ballarat most of my life.  My Mother brought me up

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Doreen Abbott

I was born in Alice Springs and raised on a cattle station at Idracowra (180kms sth of Alice). None of my family spoke english ,

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Fiona Burns

I am a strong proud woman from Ulupna Clan of Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri tribes. My Great Great Grandmother, Queen Yamuk, (meaning mother or Aunt,

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Janine Green

 I was born in Ballarat and spent my childhood living around Western Victoria. Aboriginality wasn’t really talked about in my family, but when I worked

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Jared Guy

I was born in Ballarat and have lived here all my life.  My mother taught me a lot about my culture when I was growing

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Jarrat Lane

I was born and bred in Sydney NSW, and am a proud Aboriginal man. I started my art journey as a young child, always drawing

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Josephine Kay

I was born in Ballarat, however although I was aware I was Aboriginal, I did not get an understanding of cultural practices, and they were

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Joshua Riley

I was born in Melbourne and learnt my culture while living in Aboriginal Boy’s Homes. Most of my cultural knowledge came from the other boys

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Karen Aitken

I was born in a single mother’s convent in the 1960’s to a 15 year. old who had fallen pregnant to an Aboriginal man.  Her

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Kim Kelly

I was born in Geelong Victoria, but when I was adopted, I moved and lived with a great family in Ballarat.  I have always loved

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Kira Doyle-Venes

I was born in Toowoomba, but raised in Ballarat and Western Victoria.  My artwork has assisted me to find my connection to Country, as my

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Leni Wheaton

I am a proud Wotjobaluk woman, born in Melbourne in the late 60’s.  I was removed from my Mother and adopted into a Non-Aboriginal family. 

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Leonie Harris

I was born in York, WA and grew up on a “reserve” out of town.  We lived off the land and shared with very traditional

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Lowana Clarke

My name is Lowana (an Aboriginal word for beautiful girl, which is pretty cool) I’m a self taught artist, and started my Aboriginal art journey

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Melissa Bray

 I was born in Brisbane Queensland, a proud Kalkadoon Women. One of my earlier memories when I was a young girl, was travelling across Australia

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Michael Clark

I was born in Hobart in Tasmania.  I am a proud Palawa man from the Big River Tribe in Central Tasmania. My art is therapeutic

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Nikki Bell

I was born at Ballarat into a culturally strong family. Knowing my Aboriginality and story was always part of who I am, and I enjoyed

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Paula Harrison

I was born in Yallourn Victoria and my family moved around many parts of Victoria when I was child. I have always known of my

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Pepequita Lane

I was born in Brisbane Queensland.  My Father was from the Stolen Generations, and removed from Cherbourg in 1965 when he was 4 years old. 

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Pitcha Makin Fellas

Pitcha Makin Fellas are an art collective based on Wadawurrung land in Ballarat, Victoria. The Fellas are about making good art and telling interesting stories;

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Ricky J

I was born in Shepparton and raised in Mooroopna Victoria.I was raised by my Grandparents, Mother and Uncle. I’m a proud Yorta Yorta man.  My

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Robert Watts

I was born in Warrnambool and started drawing when I was very young. My art connects me to my culture and I especially enjoy drawing,

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Rynelle Walker

I had limited knowledge of my Aboriginal heritage, as my Grandmother was taken from Cunnamulla to Cherbourg Mission as a child.  After sitting and talking

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Samson Anderson

I was born in Melbourne Victoria, and was raised in Bacchus Marsh. When I was 19 I began to learn more about my culture when

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Scott Harrison

I am a strong proud man from Ulupna Clan of Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri tribes. My Great Great Great Grandmother, Queen Yamuk, (meaning mother or

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Shakira Winmar

I was born in Melbourne.  My family is from Pingelly in Western Australia. I have lived in Ballarat since I was 9 years old. I

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Sharon Kirby

I am a Barkindji woman who was born and raised along the Murray River.  My Father Gordon Kirby was an artist and Aboriginal Artifact maker,

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Tammie Watts

While growing up, I was immersed in culture. My Father had been teaching me his culture and both my parents are now Elders. I have

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Thomas Marks

 I am a Gunaikurnai man from Gippsland.  Being one of many stolen Generation’s children, I did not grow up on my traditional country.  As an

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Timothy Walkerden

  My Father was a descendent of the Stolen Generations, so I grew up without knowing anything of my culture. I always did artwork and

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Trevor Mitchell

  I was born in Mildura Victoria, and raised on a mission on Barkindji Country.  I spent a lot of time with my Aunty Sharon,

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Trudy Edgeley

Trudy Fatnowna Edgeley’s rich ancestry is Yidinji.  Her unique lineage and love for country gives her a deep cultural platform to share her stories through

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Xavier Allemand

I was born in Shepparton in Victoria.  I always knew my Aboriginality, and found out more when my Mother did my family tree.  I researched

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