Blak Minds

First Peoples artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins

June 26, 2023 Leda Barnett Season 2023 Episode 1
Blak Minds
First Peoples artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins
Show Notes

Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is a Quandamooka woman and artist who lives and works on Minjerribah - North Stradbroke Island, operating her business 'Minjerribah Art Studio and Cottage'. Based in a studio and retail store in Goompi - Dunwich, and open to the public everyday, Delvene's products and services include commissions, public art, talks, workshops, licensed stationery, ceramics, small sculptural works, and hand printed homewares.

Recurring themes across Delvene's artwork and expressions are the stories of her family's lived experiences on North Stradbroke Island, her responses to images and texts related to her family, the relationship to her great-great grandmother, through a body of work, titled Six Generations, Traditional mat making techniques, and the use of clays and pigments found across Quandamooka including the islands and mainland around Moreton Bay.

 Delvene joins Blak Minds host Dr Leda Barnett and co-host Angelina Hurley for an interesting discussion