Jason Ridgeway

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I am a proud Dunghutti man I was born and raised in Kempsey.
I started painting about 5 years ago I was inspired by my surroundings and stories I was told by my elders and by my family.
I am a contemporary artist I like to paint my experiences through life and what it has taught me and also both traditional and present times. I cherish my culture every chance I get I like to get out and learn about the land and pick up on my culture and family history so that one day I will be able to pass it onto my children.
I love painting it eases my mind when I think too much about life and what’s going on around me. Self-soothing and a way to escape reality for hours at a time it’s great to get the mind free and start feeling good about yourself again.
I take great pride in my work being an aboriginal man. I love what I can create and being able to tell stories through my art it’s an awesome feeling.

Verqelle Fisher

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Verqelle comDOB:  14 October 1972 – Ghungalu Tribe

In my culture we use to travel up to Blackdown Tablelands every year to camp and dance.  My Aunties all use to paint so I was introduced to painting very early on.  When I moved down to Biripi country and started my family my creativity was put on hold.  Now that my children are at school I have been able to reconnect with my art practice. I enrolled at Wauchope TAFE in Aboriginal Art & Cultural Practice in 2016 and I am passionate about sharing my history and culture through my artwork.

Robert Campbell Jnr. dec’d

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Exhibited in several major Australian cities.

Work is held in The Australian National Gallery, Canberra,

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Artbank

Department Foreign Affairs

Dobell Foundation

and in private collections Australia & overseas

 

Jane Harbour

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Jane is a Normanton woman.  During the last 35 years she has moved around Queensland with her husband who was a stockman’s cook and they eventually settled in a little town called Lawnton.

Jane was introduced to painting about 5 years ago by Lloyd Hornsby. Lloyd has encouraged Jane to express her identity and to be proud of who she is. Today she works a lot with school children and is in high demand by several schools in the Morton Bay region where she teaches beading and storytelling. While storytelling she speaks in her own language and interprets it back to the children in English. Jane is very popular with the school children and has started her own little business within community.