Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 - Finalist
[Image courtesy of the artist]
Judith Sinnamon | Bunya, Bev and Fella | 2023 | oil on ply | 135 x 90cm
This painting depicts Kabi Kabi Elder Aunty Beverly Hand with her ever present companion Fella. It seeks to capture her deep cultural and spiritual connection to the ancient Bunya in the background which likely well predates colonisation. Bev is Elder in Residence at the Sunshine Coast University and organiser of Bunya Dreaming, an annual celebration of the significance of the Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii) in First Nations Culture. Bunya dreaming provides a forum for connection to Culture, Country and reconciliation.