To celebrate local Indigenous artists, a gallery art wall has been created in partnership with The Cultural Centre at Stockland Townsville. Meet local artist Linda Oliver, and find out about her work below.
Linda is a local Indigenous artist in the Townsville Region. Linda was born in Cloncurry N.W.Q but has spent most of her life in Townsville. Classed as a Historical Nation Representative, her grandparents were of the Kuku Yalangi people, rainforest people from the Daintree region from her grandfather, and Waanyi people from the Queensland Northern Territory border from her grandmother.
Linda studied Visual Arts at the Pimlico Tafe Campus and has worked in schools performing and running art workshops with students including the commission of a 6x3m mural at Townsville State High School. She has also, for the past 3 years, taught Indigenous art to James Cooke University’s international students for the Cultural Immersion Program. She is also involved with the Townsville City Council every year for their Reconciliation Staff Event teaching Art workshops.
Linda has worked with a broad range of local bodies including Ronald McDonald House, Commonwealth Games, the Endeavour Foundation as well as Townsville City Council where one of her works was purchased for their private collection at the Perc Tucker Gallery.
Linda loves being out in the Community working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people as a cultural practitioner, keeping her culture alive.