Artist Designs

Elaine Chambers Collection

Together We Grow

Each of the circles represent the families coming together, growing and linking to other communities.  People of the community that may have moved onto other communities and their growth in that community - but it shows that we all grow together and have a link to each other.  We stand together and grow together and stay connected to the land.  The colours represent the land.

 Island Style

This design is done with the colours of the Torres Strait Island flag.  The artwork represents the flowers of the tropical islands and markings of their popular lino print art.

 Our Journey – Land

This design is part of the 'Our Journey' collection.  The central part of the artwork represents her family coming together from other areas and joining together in one place.  It shows waterways and markings of the land along the way, as well as other smaller communities which all lead to and are part of the community group in the centre.

 Community Growth – Black & White

The lines represents a view of the community from above.  It starts small and the streets grow larger and larger.  Communities such as Cherbourg, Woorabinda, Yarrabah, Palm Island, Doomadgee, Aurukun, Horn Island, Kowanyama, Napranum, Bamaga, Lockhart River, Thursday island, Hopevale and their growth throughout the years.  We stand together and grow together.  

 Community Growth – Spirit of the Sun

The lines represents a view of the community from above.  It starts small and the streets grow larger and larger.  Communities such as Cherbourg, Woorabinda, Yarrabah, Palm Island, Doomadgee, Aurukun, Horn Island, Kowanyama, Napranum, Bamaga, Lockhart River, Thursday Island, Hopevale and their growth throughout the years.  We stand together and grow together.  Coloured to represent the spirit of the sun.

 Our Journey – Islanders

This design is part of the 'Our Journey' collection.  The central part of the artwork represents the families coming together from other areas and joining together in one main place.  It shows waterways and markings of the land on the islands along the way as well as other smaller island communities which all lead to the larger island community in the centre.

 By the Water

This artwork represents the four waterways Elaine has lived by during her life so far.  The four white lines represent - the Brisbane River, Pine River, Maroochy River and Pumicestone Passage.  The three bands of colour represent the three people of her own family that have travelled those areas with her.  Her husband, her daughter and herself.

 

 

Casey Coolwell Collection

 Goanna and Turtle Journey

On North Stradbroke Island, there are many native animals that roam the land and surrounding waters.  My "Goanna & Turtle Journey" artwork shows how the Goanna's and Turtles are out searching for a place amongst their own.

 Coastal

This artwork captures the markings made by mother earth and the waters along the coastline.  The colours represent the pastels of our tropical coastline.

Crossing Paths 

This design represents how Indigenous people are intertwined with one another, by the land and by the sea.The blue section through the middle represents the sea and the two outer sections represent the land. The intertwined design elements throughout the shirt represent different clans, spiritual beings and landmarks that come together as one to share our knowledge of language, food and tracks amongst each other.