Far West Coast artist Sherrie Jones has gained a notable award at this 12 months’s Our Mob artwork exhibition.
- Sherie Jones has gained a Nation Arts SA Skilled Growth Alternative
- The win will assist her mentor younger Indigenous artists inside her group
- The ocean was inspiration for different artworks on the Our Mob exhibition
The exhibition gives First Nations artists from round South Australia with the chance to showcase their artwork and tradition on the Adelaide Pageant Centre.
Ms Jones gained the Nation Arts SA Skilled Growth Alternative.
A Yindjibarndi Yamitji lady, Ms Jones plans on utilizing her win to mentor younger artists from her group.
She says she feels honoured to be recognised with a state-wide award.
“I really feel very privileged to have gained that award,” she mentioned.
“I’ve been portray for fairly a while — completely different mediums as effectively.
“To win that award was nice as a result of I’ve by no means gained something or have been recognised via SA.”
Ms Jones says her father, who’s an artwork trainer, is her greatest affect and says the flexibility to inform tales about her tradition via artwork is a giant motivator.
“Sharing my tales from my father’s tradition and my mom’s tradition and … tales from my nation — it is all inspiring them to study extra about Indigenous artwork,” Ms Jones mentioned.
“[It’s about] sharing our tradition, taking care of our land and simply embracing Mom Earth.”
For Ms Jones, she says the chance to showcase her paintings in a public setting permits her to really feel like she belongs.
“Understanding that you just belong is crucial factor for the human race,” she mentioned.
Ocean conjures up ceramic artwork
Far West Coast artist and former arts coordinator at Arts Ceduna Pam Diment additionally had her pottery on show on the exhibition.
She says the coast and the pure surroundings are an actual inspiration for her work.
“I acquired the inspiration primarily from the timber and quite a lot of it was primarily based from seascape as a result of we’re on the coast on a regular basis,” Ms Diment mentioned.
A Yalata girls’s group labored on a venture with famend Ghost Nets artist Sue Ryan creating sculptures from marine particles that was discovered across the SA shoreline.
The sculptures are actually hanging up on the Adelaide Pageant Centre.
“It is good to teach individuals and expose individuals to say, ‘Look, that is what we will do with marine particles,'” Ms Diment mentioned of the sculptures.
“You can also make lovely baskets out of marine particles — I’ve seen some actually lovely stuff.”