Aboriginal Photographers in Orbost, Victoria
Nov 24, 2011
More than 15 years ago, Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam began a 3 year roadtrip to Aboriginal communities across the country. His first stop was Bairnsdale/Orbost in Gippsland where he began teaching photography to the local mob. This week Wayne returned to Orbost and worked with community members, some who had completed his first workshop. Seeing old mates like Buzzy Hewitt who attended my first course was fantastic, I hope to conduct this type of workshop in other communities.
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”.
Aboriginal photographic artist Wayne Quilliam will feature as one of the twelve artists selected to feature on Stip Billboards 'The Long and Short of it'