Bianca Foster  –  CV

born 1989
lives Cairns

 

My family is descended from the Butchulla Tribe of Fraser Island.  I grew up in Kuranda, Far North Queensland and am currently living in Cairns.  I draw inspiration from where I grew up (Kuranda and Cairns) and my artwork depicts the plants and animals of the area and my desire to preserve them.  I enrolled and attended Tafe Queensland the indigenous art course, through my experience with this course, I learnt basic knowledge of different mediums. I am a contemporary Indigenous artist, my main medium I work with is acrylic on canvas, I am looking into printing to explore more ways to showcase my experiences and stories.

Education
2008      Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Cairns
2007      Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Cairns
2006      St.Monica’s College, Cairns – graduated secondary schooling

Group Exhibitions
2021      Biennial Print Exhibition, InkMasters Cairns, Tanks Arts Centre
2020      Create. Colour. Share, online group exhibition via Facebook
2009      Changing Seasons, Bangu Minjaany Gallery, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Cairns
2008      Burst of Nature, Cairns Regional Gallery
2007      One Mob Many Styles, Bangu Minjaany Gallery, Tropical North Queensland TAFE

Art-related activities
2021      Delivery of print workshops for InkMasters Cairns, Trinity Bay high school and Bentley Park College, Cairns
2021      Delivery of NAIDOC Week activities, Balaclava State School, Cairns
2019      Coordinator, Children’s Art Station for REACH Arts FNQ, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
2018      Art Workshops for Women’s Group at Mulungu Health Centre, Mareeba
2009      Teacher’s Assistant, Woree State High School, Cairns – during NAIDOC week celebration activities
2008      Assistant to staff, Big Talk, One Fire, Cultural Festival, UMI Arts, Cairns
2007      Develop and present weekly lesson plans, Balaclava State School, Cairns

Collections
In many private collections