Small Forest Wines at Denman is a pleased to present this exhibition of artworks by Carol Cunningham.
Saturday 19 Dec 2020 to Sunday 28 Feb 2021
Small Forest Wines, Denman.
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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, and many other experiences. 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 the Diploma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander for Professional and Community. Carol is a Justice of the Peace and a First Aid Officer. Carol has previously worked at Hunter Street Newcastle TAFE NSW and delivered cultural arts units to Certificate 2 and 3 Aboriginal students, which she absolutely loved.
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 and officially opened by Father Chris O’Reilly. Carol has also volunteered in several schools in the region delivering cultural awareness to the students about Aboriginal History mainly through her artwork.
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 applied for the contract to paint an artwork for Scone CLC, which she won, and then she researched, planned and created the story of Burning Mountain.
Carol is currently working with a Aboriginal Identity and Cultural Arts Taster Group at Singleton, Cessnock and Maitland to hopefully get enough students to hold the Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts. All of these courses will be extremely positive for all of the Aboriginal people and the communities.
Image: “Corroboree” by Carol Cunningham. Image and bio is courtesy of Carol.