“Made on Minjerribah” by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins - ceramics, textiles and prints; is In-store now at Glenelg Art Gallery, Adelaide.South Australia
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is a Nunukul, Ngugi and Goenpul woman of Quandamooka Country, living on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island, Australia The stories she shares through these beautiful printed textiles are those of her family's lived experiences on Minjerribah, the natural environment, and her responses to representations of images and objects of Quandamooka. Some of these images and designs include 'where freshwater meets saltwater' and 'Migalu yalingbilla'. Delvene sells her products through her label "Made on Minjerribah" and holds workshops for adults including collaborative textiles & weaving, and children's workshops in clay sea animals.
hand made & printed linen tea towels by made on minjerribah
Table runner by Delvene
Hand made and printed linen cushion covers. tea towels and table runners by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins
Living on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is a Nunukul, Ngugi and Goenpul woman of Quandamooka Country, whose arts practice explores stories of her family's lived experiences on Minjerribah, and responding to representations of images and objects of Quandamooka. Two of the recurring features in Delvene's work reflects her matriarchal line, six generations from Delvene to her grandmothers' great-grandmother, and her grandmothers words which were recorded in a 1974 community meeting, 'weaving baskets and mats like our grannies did'. Working in printmaking and ceramics, Delvene develops work for exhibitions, provides workshops and her retail label of handmade items Made on Minjerribah. Delvene is a postgrad student in Indigenous Perspectives in Creative Arts at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, and is expected to have a final exhibition in mid 2018. Delvene is the official designer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Medals.