Contemporary Aboriginal Artist. I was born in 1978 and spent my early years in the Western suburbs of Sydney before moving to Tweed Heads with my family at age 10. My mother Gloria Gardiner (Chapman), also a Contemporary Aboriginal artist of the Northern Rivers was born in the Aboriginal community of Goodooga, North West NSW. The traditional land of Kamilaroi/ Gamilaroi people’s. I have family ties to the Bundjalung lands of the Tweed and Byron coasts through my husband who is a Bundjalung man, and children. I have enjoyed living in the coastal village of Pottsville Beach on the North Coast of NSW with my family for over 13 years.
My art reflects the coastal environment and surrounding elements that I live in, the estuaries, the beach and the life that lives within it. Many of the symbols within my art represent my interpretation of coastal life, harmony and unity.
My art is another platform to articulate my creative journey. From young dancer, to adult teacher, choreographer and a Contemporary Aboriginal artist.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Education
Exhibiting at: Quilla Design Emporium – 5913, Tweed Valley Way, Mooball, NSW 2483.