Wadda Mooli. I'm a contemporary indigenous artist start out trying to get some of my art out there in the big wide world. A BIrri Gubba fella from Bowen in North Queensland. I hope you enjoy my work.
I am a Garawa woman from Borroloola. I have designed the Borroloola Naidoc shirt for 2021. The theme this year is Heal Country, this painting means a lot to me, it is about my land and my culture”, my land and my culture. The paintings story represents the four clan groups of Borroloola, Garawa, Yauyla Gurdanji, and Mara. The different coloured dots painted in this picture are different colours to show our four tribes, different colours but all the same because we are all connected. We are one, we stand united and have fought together to protect our country, out water, our sacred sited and our culture. The painting shows water running through our town of Borroloola which we have protected along with the guidance of our ancestors for many years and we will continue to do this for many years to come.
Brenton Bowen is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s. He played for the North Queensland Cowboys from 2003 to 2007 and the Gold Coast Titans in 2008. He is a cousin of Australian international fullback Matt Bowen. Brenton is currently a Deadly Choices Ambassador.
James is also a Birri Gubba man. He operates his own Facebook page at One3studios. One3studios is a one man operation that takes on commission art pieces specialising in Indigenous Artwork. No art project is too big or too small.