Verquelle Fisher was born on the 14th October, 1972 and is a member of the Ghungalu tribe.
“In my culture we used to travel up to Blackdown Tablelands every year to camp and dance. My Aunties all used 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 older, 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.”
Lisa Travers is a Biripi Artist.
“I am a 44 year old Biripi woman married to a Kamilaroi man and have 3 children. I began painting roughly 14 years ago inspired by my mother’s art. Growing up in North Western NSW (Narrabri) is where I get my love of earthy tones. I have recently discovered a more contemporary style, using more vivid colours whilst studying Certificate 4 in Aboriginal Art and Cultural Practices.
The kangaroo and emu were not only used for food but their whole carcasses were utilised by making clothing out of their hides and tools out of their bones.”
“I am a Biripi woman and enjoy creating artworks from my place of being. I have been attending Wauchope TAFE studying Aboriginal Art & Cultural Practice and hope to continue working across many mediums.”
DOB:23 July 1989
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 10 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 Moreton 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.
Murray is a Pitta-Pitta man from the Channel Country surrounding the Boulia district in South West Queensland.
He paints traditional and contemporary style artworks from stories that have been passed onto him by his family. Murray’s country comes alive in all seasons and his paintings are his interpretation of country. Murray uses bright and vivid colours in his works as that is how he sees his country. He paints to keep his history and culture alive so that he can pass on the knowledge to his family.