G’Day USA is thrilled to partner with A.Professor Wayne Quilliam, one of Australia’s most respected Indigenous photographers/artist/curators and cultural advisers for the 10th Anniversary G’Day USA Black Tie Gala in Los Angeles on January 12th. He will join Elle McPherson, John Travolta and Paul Hogan on this night of nights as his extraordinary imagery of Australia provides a vivid and evocative visual foundation at the celebrated event.
Quilliam’s stunning and provocative work has been recognized throughout Australia and internationally. His award winning career includes the coveted Indigenous Artist of the Year, Business of the Year and numerous photographic and art awards. Wayne is the winner of the Human Rights Media Award a prestigious Walkley Award and nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic.
He has created and curated over 130 exhibitions throughout the world and been published in more than 1000 magazines, books and newspapers. Wayne is currently a National Ambassador for the Year of Literacy, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Reconciliation Australia. He will also open a new exhibition in New York on the 18th of January at the Australian Embassy.
Perpetually fascinated by his culture and the sense of inclusion and belonging Wayne continuously strives to unifying subject and audience through his artwork. “I describe my art as ‘Ideas people belong to’, each and every artwork has a different persona which encourage people to belong to a concept, belong to the creation stories, and belong to our culture, a culture of morphosis”. “The opportunity to again showcase my work to United States is an honour. The G’Day LA visuals are centred on my landscape artwork, the beauty of our nature and the land we nurture. The New York show will be a combination of three different styles of work Nudes, Culture and Earth”.
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Synchronicity a show of Aboriginal spirituality, connection and culture
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Aboriginal Photographer/Artist Wayne Quilliams work features at the United Nations.
Appointment of Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam to RMIT
Wayne Quilliam is honoured to announce his appointment as Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
“With title comes responsibility and receiving this honour is an affirmation of cultural recognition. I am excited to be aligned with RMIT and look forward to the future evolution of succinct and realistic discussion relating to Indigenous Affairs.”
“Twenty five years of working in rural, remote and urban Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas has given me a unique perspective regarding the visualisation of our people. Fortunately, an earlier decision to remain impartial and politically neutral allows me the freedom to be a conduit between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This freedom will see me living with and photographing a remote community with no running water or fresh food one day and the next delivering a key note address to the country’s top CEO’s at a five star hotel”.
This appointment will allow practitioners and academics together with students to gain an understanding into the intricate workings of Indigenous communities throughout Australia and the cultural similarities of Indigenous people and practices across the globe. My methodology will allow people to explore similarities and differences on their own and encourage divergent thinking.
Seeing similarities and differences is a fundamental cognitive process and the visual arts in particular photography, my area of expertise, will assist learners in connecting with our culture through the power of digital imaging. I will endeavour to bring a new perspective to the education system, one which is current and challenges people to ask themselves “What do I really know and will this information assist me to explore new ideas?, this concept fosters relationships and connections to a new level of understanding regardless of preconceived ideas.
I humbly accept this position and unreservedly commits to sharing my knowledge, experience and cultural expertise to challenge and confront the tired notions inherent in the representation of Indigenous Australia.
Adjunct Professor RMIT
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Artists, galleries and corporate Australia joined forces to support life-saving child health research at Art for Science
Wayne Quilliam talks at the National Museum for the
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