Last night, at the newly opened Henderson Gallery, Sisters Inside presented the work of the Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Group. In a showcase of the young women’s talent, passion and love of their culture, the exhibition held vibrant pieces full of colourful stories. The pompom zine was moved to see Auntie Valda Coolwell present Welcome to Country for a full house of lovely gallery-goers, and learn more about the tireless work of Sisters Inside. Debbie Kilroy, SII’s leading lady spoke, of the creative outlet the artist group has been for the girls, and her dedication to the ongoing positive work of the organisation.
Despite the LNP government’s decision to defund Sisters Inside and its programs, the creative, administrative and volunteer staff at SII have continued to provide creative oasis for this group of expressive, talented girls. So get in quick and purchase your GODDESS earrings from The pompom zine’s Etsy store and ensure this art program and many other facilities can continue to be accessible for our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gals!!
Credit: all images, their ideas and content are the intellectual property of the creators and artists at Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Group.
Photography: all photography of artwork was taken with the express permission of Sisters Inside Inc volunteer staff.
Luv ‘n’ poms,