FIRST NATIONS ARTISTS CREATE COLLECTION CELEBRATING THE MORETON BAY REGION

 

Four Aboriginal Artists with a connection to the Moreton Bay Region have created a collection of high-quality tourism products which will be sold in galleries throughout South East Queensland.

The four artists BJ Murphy, Sylvia Jones-Terare, Lyndon Davis and Jason Murphy have been working to create the projects with Aboriginal Art Co, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting the work of First Nations artists. The project is led by Creative Arts Alliance (CAA) as part of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) an initiative of Queensland Government and is supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The products will feature in Moreton Bay Galleries and Museums throughout this summer and beyond.

Amanda Hayman from Aboriginal Art Co has co-designed a product collection to encourage locals and visitors to Moreton Bay to experience the area’s unique landscape and comfortably enjoy the great outdoors.

All four artists were inspired by the region and have represented their connection to Country within their artworks. From the rolling hills and bunya forests through to the wetlands and coastal areas, it’s a beautiful and diverse region with important stories. Those are represented in this collection.” said Amanda.

Mandi McIntyre from Creative Arts Alliance said that quality cultural tourism products are important assets for local governments to invest in:

Every region in Queensland has important stories to tell and features that are unique to their identity. Projects such as these benefit the artists of the region, help reinforce a positive local identity and drive spending by visitors to the region. It’s a win, win for all and Moreton Bay Regional Council can be commended on their investment in supporting the creative industries in their beautiful region.” She said.

Artworks:

Above: Jason Murphy, Yalam Mowar – Brown Snake Totem, 2018.

Above: Lyndon Davis, Tallo-Billa – Humpback Whale, 2000.

Above: Silvia Jones-Terare, Nesting Turtles of Moreton Bay, 2021.

Above: BJ Murphy, Bunya Nut, 2021.

Media Contact:

Mandi McIntyre – Manager Creative Arts Alliance
ph: 0405 323 105/ manager@creativealliance.org.au