To celebrate local Indigenous artists, a gallery art wall has been created in partnership with The Cultural Centre at Stockland Townsville. Meet local artist Stephen J Oliver, and find out about his work below.
Stephen is an Indigenous artist born in Cloncurry N.W.Q. and currently resides in Cairns. Stephen’s heritage is of Waanyi and Kuku Yalanji decent. Having worked at the Townsville Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre as a performer doing Traditional dance, he had always been interested in his art at a young age. Stephen has been dancing and painting and gaining knowledge of his culture spending time with family and elders.
Stephen J Oliver is an artist whose style of art had evolved and changed throughout; however, he stills favour the art work around the area of his Mothers Country of the Waanji Nation which goes over the Northern Territory Border and to Lawn Hills National Park which is now known as Boodjumala Park QLD.
Stephen’s Artwork is on display in at the Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre where you will find most of his work.