Delvene Cockatoo-Collins Collection
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins lives and works on Minjerribah with her family. She acknowledges that this is the place of my mother's birth and also for her mother and her mother's mother. Her current practice includes textiles, ceramic and jewellery making - through these mediums, she expresses the stories of her family's lived experiences on Minjerribah, the natural environment, and her responses to representations of images and texts of Quandamooka. She has an inherently resourceful approach to her art making, whereby she spends time with her family on Back Beach collecting materials and found objects that become and important element in her work. Delvene also draws inspiration from the stories that have been handed down to her that related to family, culture and history and the land. She translates these narratives through her own contemporary interpretations to ensure their continuation.
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins was also the designer of the stunning Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Note - The Quandamooka people are the Traditional Owners of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).