Indigenous art award winner to give talk at gallery
THE winner of the prestigious Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA) for 2013 will give an inspirational talk about his work at the Grafton Regional Gallery from 11am on Saturday, November 30.
Yaegl artist David Miller's painting, Spirits of Ullagundahi, got the nod from judge Keith Munro of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art.
The artist has exhibited his work since 1999. He has been a finalist in other art awards and taken part in many festivals. His CVIAA success allows David to mount a solo exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery in 2015.
His gallery talk will focus on what drives him to excellence and what inspires him to create art.
"Personally, I feel as though I'm just the receiver of information which I then translate through various artistic practices," David said.
"The works come through me... not from me. I want others to be inspired to find their own artist within. I feel it is my duty as an artist to share these stories by, creating images for people to connect with."
Mayor Richie Williamson described David Miller's talk as an event not to be missed.
"To hear an artist talk passionately about their work helps all of us to acknowledge the connection Aboriginal people have with their country," Cr Williamson said.
All members of the public are invited to hear the talk.