Indigenous artists show talents
A STORE specialising in indigenous art hopes a new collection from local painters will inspire up-and-coming artists to showcase their talents.
Works by artists including Nicole Wone, Sid Domic and Peter Robinson are brightening up the walls of Gidji Art, at Hinkler Central shopping centre.
Ms Wone's latest works illustrate themes that originate from her research into Aboriginal heritage.
"Creating art gives me a great sense of pride and oneness with my culture," she said.
Tanya Orchard, of Gidji Art, said Ms Wone's work was inspired by spiritual figures from the Gooreng Gooreng and Yidinji people, including Nuvar Yoorellgoo (Mother Spirit).
"This is the first time she will be showcasing her work on her own in her home town in an Aboriginal gallery, which is very special," she said.
A new work by former rugby league star Domic, based on the Christmas floods, is also on show and tells the story of the impact on regional Queensland.