The search for Warrajamba

INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE: The exhibition is the culmination of Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins’  research in Indigenous Perspectives.
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE: The exhibition is the culmination of Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins’ research in Indigenous Perspectives.

The Search for Warrajamba is the culmination of Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins’ Doctor of Philosophy research in Indigenous Perspectives (Creative Arts) at the Bachelor Institute.

Through installations, prints and ceramics, Cockatoo-Collins explores identity and artistic mediums as part of an inquiry into a generational oral story of a mermaid named Warrajamba – a cultural figure first introduced to her by the words of her grandmother.

Responding to historical accounts of Warrajamba by Archibald Meston, a former protector of Aborigines for Southern Queensland, the exhibition honours an important cultural narrative while celebrating family, country and story-telling.

Delvene Cockatoo-Collins was engaged to design the artwork for the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games medals.

Join us for a panel talk and morning tea at 10am Sunday  May 27, (RAG, Cleveland). Hear from Freja Carmichael, Delvene Cockatoo-Collins and Jo-Anne Driessens.