Small Forest Wines is proud to present this exhibition by Carol Cunningham. Carol is a proud Wiradjuri woman and an equally proud Aboriginal Artist. In addition to her paintings Carol has made small diaries featuring her paintings on the cover.These are available for purchase.
Exhibition closes: end of December.
The Gallery, cellar door at Small Forest Wines, Jerrys Plains Road, Denman, Usually open Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
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Carol Cunningham is a proud Wiradjuri woman and an equally proud Aboriginal Artist. Carol has artwork that has been taken to America, France and England, as well as Australia – Singleton Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, donated as auctioned item for local disability organisation. Carol has won several art shows, produced contractual projects for specific concepts, and always ensuring that respect of the local Aboriginal people is kept at the forefront of her mind. One of Carol’s artworks was included into a book that was being produced for some of the patients of Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
Carol is a graduate of UTS for Bachelor of Education, and has Diploma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander for Professional and Community, and Certificate 4 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts. Carol is a Justice of the Peace, Mental First Aid Officer and a First Aid Officer. Carol currently works at Hunter Street Newcastle TAFE NSW and delivers cultural arts units to Certificate 2 and 3 Aboriginal students, which she absolutely loves.
Carol has been invited to be the visiting artist for the RYDON Conference and had to produce a piece of artwork about the theme of the conference which was “Bullying”. Carol has also been asked to work and deliver Aboriginal based workshops for the youth and community in the Hunter Valley, as well as being asked to be the Aboriginal artist for a workshop for the “Home for the Homeless” that was being visited by Father Chris O’Reilly. Carol has also volunteered in several schools in the region delivering cultural awareness to the students about Aboriginal History.
Carol was chosen from a list of candidates to create the artwork for the Singleton CLC which was a pivotal moment in her life, and then when Aunty Kath Miller recognised the story and relevance of her artwork. Watching other people admire the indigenous artwork and the story and symbolism that was brought to life on the wall of the CLC will never be forgotten. Following on from this story, Carol nominated herself and won the contract to paint an artwork for Scone CLC, which she created the story of Burning Mountain.
Carol has worked with Taster Groups in Aboriginal Identity, Certificate 2, 3 and 4 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts and Certificate 3 in Design Fundamentals. All of these courses were held in the Upper Hunter for the first time, which includes Singleton, Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Maitland.
Image and Carol’s Biography are courtesy of Carol and Small Forest Wines.