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Meet Georgina, a talented Indigenous artist from Chillagoe in Far North Queensland.
Georgina is inspired by her country, which covers the Chillagoe and Laura areas. As a Kookawarra person, Georgina is a traditional owner for the Laura area, which includes the world-famous Quinkan Rock art area.
She harnessed her inspiration and passion for art from her father, who also taught her how to paint the stories of her people, which she has proudly been painting ever since.
Georgina utilises all her country has to offer and produces her impressive paintings on wood, bark, stone, marble as well as canvas. The marble she regularly uses also comes from the Chillagoe area.
Through the TRACQS Activity Chillagoe Alliance for the Community Development Program (CDP), Georgina has passed on her talents and skills to her fellow participants. They have learnt to appreciate her stories and create their own artworks to be proud of.
Georgina is constantly bridging the gap and creating a space that upholds this year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week, which is In This Together.
During these challenging times of COVID-19 and the current social distancing restrictions, Georgina has been busy at home by crafting up some more artistic treats.
Recently, she’s painted wrist bands for a boxer with Indigenous artwork and has painted her outdoor table that had been previously restored by her TRACQS teammates.
TRACQS is bringing local experience and knowledge to deliver the Community Development Program (CDP), a government initiative funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) which supports participants in regional, rural and remote Australia to build skills, address barriers and contribute to their communities through a range of flexible activities.