As a scribe to the Commonwealth Government, she created the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous People document, currently displayed in Parliament House. Meet Gemma Black, one of Australia’s most talented calligraphic artists.
Madeline is a passionate young Tasmanian Aboriginal. Her desire to make the world a better place from a small Tasmanian town flies in the face of the entitled and apathetic stereotypes of young people. She has grown up culturally connected and engaged with the challenges of her people and community, with the question on her lips ‘what can I do?’ Despite serious health issues she is forging a way for herself as a leader; one to watch.
Julia Drouhin is a performance artist with an unusual way of hearing the world. She finds radio static ‘relaxing’, makes records out of ice and chocolate, and delights in recording the ‘mundane’ noises that surround her. Born in France, Julia’s art practice changed significantly when she moved to Tasmania in her adult life. The landscape, soundscape and community of the isolated island inspired Julia to expand her art practice to incorporate her body, a new circle of collaborators, as well as the new sounds she encountered. Julia’s art is fuelled by a curiosity, playfulness and desire to open people’s ears to hear the world a little bit differently.
Jenine Olbrich has been farming black Angus cattle in Cygnet for 30 years.
When she isn't breaking her back on the farm, she's keeping busy inside her museum-like house, full to the brim of collectables.