Cheryl Moodai Robinson is a maternal descendant of the Kooma (Gowamu) clan of SW Queensland. She is a multi-media artist, focusing on sculptural pieces and has worked in many disciplines. Her person artworks are created to speak of her history and culture and are based both on traditional and contemporary form. Her multi-media background has given her the ability to work on large scale public Indigenous art, such as the Casula Powerhouse Arts centre floor project, the Mosaic Seats at Parramatta City Council, The Liverpool Library Plaza foreground, the Parramatta Ferry Wharf project and the Biripi Town Green Project for the Hastings Council all of which involved community consultation and research into local indigenous history.
Cheryl has curated art exhibitions at Casula Powerhouse including Mil-Pra AECG Annual Art Award. She held the position of Regional Indigenous Cultural Officer for Arts Mid North Coast, has taught Aboriginal art/culture at Nindethana Penrith and was chairperson and a member of the NSW Community Arts Association in Sydney. Along side these Cheryl has sat on many Indigenous committess including the ATSI Committee for Parramatta Council.
DOB: 24 October 1964
Tanya is descendant of Kattang (Barrington Tops NSW) Father and Worimi (Forster) Mother
Tanya studied at Hamilton College of TAFE Newcastle 1986-1990 Majoring in sculpture
Qualifications: Diploma, Advanced Disploma and Advanced Associate Diploma
‘My work includes a range of Aboriginal contemporary and traditional styles.’
I particularly enjoy to hand whittle wooden Rainbow Serpents with Aboriginal designs.