GOLD Coast Commonwealth Games medal designer Delvene Cockatoo-Collins says her mum Evelyn Parkin is deserving of a gold, and so much more.
Ms Cockatoo-Collins said she loved to talk about her mum.
“The love she has given to us throughout our childhood and in adult life has been pivotal,” she said.
“A cup of tea with Mum every day is one of my life’s goals.”
The North Stradbroke Island artist said she attributed her strong sense of place and belonging to her mum.
“She’s shown me what being a great mother is. It’s about love, support and discipline.”
Ms Cockatoo-Collins said Mother’s Day would be spent with her three son’s Sachem, 18, Preston, 14, and Stirling, 11, and her mother.
Ms Cockatoo-Collins was thrust into the spotlight with her medal designs for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
“The positive response to my medal designs has been a really humbling experience and it is important to me to promote beautiful Minjerribah,” she said.
She has a display of mementoes from the Games at her working studio and gallery Made on Minjerribah at Dunwich.
Ms Cockatoo-Collins also has an exhibition titled The Search for Warrajamba at Redland Art Gallery until May 27.
The artist said it was inspired by a mermaid named Warrajamba – an important cultural figure of Quandamooka, first introduced by her grandmother Bethal Delaney.
The exhibition honours a cultural narrative while celebrating family, Country and storytelling.
It is also a culmination of Ms Cockatoo-Collins’ Doctor of Philosophy research in Indigenous Perspectives (Creative Arts).