Gig a dream come true for teen

Chern’ee Sutton with a few of her recent artworks on display at the Civic Centre.
Chern’ee Sutton with a few of her recent artworks on display at the Civic Centre. Mike Knott

IF BEING asked to donate a painting to Brisbane Parliament House wasn't flattering enough for Bundy teenage artist Chern'ee Sutton, being asked twice certainly was.

Chern'ee presented one of her trademark indigenous paintings to former speaker John Mickel, in November, which now hangs proudly in Parliament House.

"I was (recently) contacted by the Queensland Parliament and they have received a lot of nice comments about my painting that is hanging there already, and asked if I could hang another painting in the Undumbi room which is being refurnished," Chern'ee said.

The teenager said she felt privileged to be donating another painting, and would travel to Brisbane next month to deliver it.

"It is called Tjawan Ritjinguthinha, which means frog dreaming in the kalkadoon language," she said.

The painting tells the story of a singing frog that creates a song to make the rain fall to save other animals from drought.

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