Brooke Foster – CV

b. 1989
lives Cairns, Far North Qld

 

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 have always had a connection to the land and sea, and I express this through my artwork. I use art as a way of recording and capturing my memories, emotions, knowledge, and stories. This is symbolised through my over-exaggeration of colour, scenery, repeated imagery and animals through paintings, drawings, and lino prints.

Education
2008 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Cairns
2007 Diploma 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, Cairns
2017 Works on Paper, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns
2011 Inaugural InkMasters Cairns Biennial Print Exhibition, Circa 1907 Gallery, Cairns
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, Cairns

Awards
2021 Banggu Minjaany Award for an Australian Indigenous Artist awarded by Tropical North Queensland TAFE,
Cairns at InkMasters Cairns Biennial Print Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Commissions
2016 Desert Landscape, mural at Yulara NT

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
2011 Artist in Residence facilitated by REACH Arts FNQ
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
Cairns Regional Gallery
Private collections