“Opportunities present themselves at unexpected times. Embracing them sometimes means stepping outside one’s comfort zone.”
The QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge invites poets Australia-wide to respond to artworks featured in the Queensland Regional Arts Awards.
Philomena Yeatman is a Gunggandji and Kuku Yalanji woman, born and raised in the Yarrabah community. She began her art career in 1991 as a screen printer and jewellery maker, then later developing her skills as a weaver, producing table mats, fans and baskets.
Michelle Yeatman belongs to the Gunggandji people and was born
and raised in the Yarrabah community. She is an artist working across the mediums of ceramics, painting and printmaking.
Elverina Johnson lives in Yarrabah. Her traditional family name is Bunya Badjil, which means ‘Good Woman’. She is of Kunganji Gurugulu lineage on her grandfather’s side and Indinji Gimuy lineage on her grandmother’s side.
Ruben Ambrym is of Kuku Yalanji and South Sea Islander heritage and has lived in Yarrabah all of his life. he is a featured artist in Flying Arts’ touring exhibition Jabu Birriny (land + sea)
Valmai Pollard identifies as a Gunggandji woman and has grown up in Yarrabah. She is currently the youngest artist working at the Cultural Precinct.