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 is acrylic on canvas.  I have recently been making prints to explore more ways to showcase my experiences and stories.

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

2022     Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
2022     Bianca and Brooke Foster – Recent Works, Botanica Cafe, Edge Hill, Cairns
2021     Explore Sydney Contemporary – Paper, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney NSW (online)
2021     Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns (online)
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     Print workshops at Trinity Bay High School and Bentley Park College, Cairns (for InkMasters Cairns)
2021     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, Big Talk, One Fire, Cultural Festival, UMI Arts, Cairns
2007     Weekly lesson plans (develop and present), Balaclava State School, Cairns

Private collections