To celebrate local Indigenous artists, a gallery art wall has been created in partnership with The Cultural Centre at Stockland Townsville. Meet local artist Lachlan Oliver, and find out about his work below.
Lachlan is an indigenous artist was born in Cloncurry N.W.Q. Lachlan
Lachlan’s heritage is of Waanyi and Kuku Yalanji decent. He grew up in Cloncurry and Mt Isa until he moved to Townsville for work. Lachlan has always been involved in his culture from a very young age, doing his traditional dance of the Kuku Yalanji and playing Yigiyigi (Didge).
Lachlan has worked with a broad range of bodies including Hughenden (Dinosaur Festival), Beaudesert (Arts Ablaze Festival) at the Scenic and run many workshops around the Townsville area with Big Eye Theatre for the past 6 years before moving to Rockhampton.
He is an artist who paints mainly the Crocodile and Barra, showcasing his Yalanji heritage.
His artwork is still on display in Townsville at the Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre where you will find most of his work.