13 November, 2022
Kuranda artist set to showcase culture
A FIRST Nation’s artist from Kuranda with a passion for showcasing her culture through paint will be opening her solo exhibition on 2 December at the Bailey Crystalbrook Hotel.
Connie Rovina has been exhibiting her art-work worldwide since 1988, but this upcoming exhibition holds a special place in her heart.
“This exhibition is particularly special as I connect spirits and build bridges between old, new and differing cultures in a respectful way,” she said.
“My work combines traditional stories with modern Aboriginal art and fresh vibrant col-our, dissimilar to Central Australian desert dot paintings, the Northern Territory raark and cross-hatched paintings, or desert wildflower country paintings.”
Ms Rovina’s clan ties are the KukuThaypan of Musgrave Station, Cape York Far North Queensland, Widi of Nebo, and Birriah in Central Queensland.
The direct connections she has to her grandfather Tommy George and uncle Peter Costello, also inspire her artwork.
She paints distinct Queensland bushland themed pieces that tell of a spiritual connection of the people and their connections to the land.
The official opening of the exhibition will be on 2 December from 5.15pm with traditional dancers, entertainment and an auction to follow.
Please RSVP to Connie by phoning 0438 180 198 or emailing email@example.com