Vianta exhibits Indigenous art

TANYA Dick is a proud Yuwaalaraay/Gamilaroi artist who create original and unique contemporary pieces of Indigenous art.

Born and raised between Redcliffe and Morven, QLD, Tanya now calls Caboolture home with her large family. Tanya’s ancestors are from Dirranbandi, NSW, though her mother and siblings were victims of the Stolen Generation.

Tanya started to seek a connection to her hidden and denied Indigenous heritage, researching her family tree and what she could of her culture.

After her 16-year-old son passed away in 2017, Tanya started painting as a part of her healing process and has now become her connection to country and spirit. She considers her art a modern twist on traditional methods.

“When I’m creating a new piece suddenly everything becomes quiet, and I start hearing my ancestors guiding me.” she said.

Tanya’s artworks will be on display from January 30 until April 3 at Vianta Arts, 70 Simpson Street, Beerwah.