Sheryl J. Burchill – CV

 

Kuku Yalanji Name: Walbul-walbul (Butterfly)
Language Group: Kuku Yalanji and Kuku Nyungkal
Traditional Land: Mossman, Daintree, Rossville and China Camp
Totem: Black & White Cockatoo

Through my Kuku Yalanji cultural knowledge I share my traditional stories and I use contemporary techniques of mixed media to express ideas. Wurarri-wurarr (oo-ard oo-ard) is the Kuku Yalanji name for Dragonfly. Like the Dragonfly, Kuku Yalanji people feel a deep connection to their traditional lands. We find harmony and a place of belonging when out on our Bubu. This is our way of healing. It is our Lore.

Education
2013 Diploma ATSI Cultural Visual Arts – Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Cairns
2008 Certificate 4 – ATSI Cultural Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Mossman Campus
2005 Certificate 3 – ATSI Cultural Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Mossman Campus

Related employment
2015-17 Art Coordinator/Artist, Yalanji Arts, Mossman Gorge, Qld

Group Exhibition
2021 Inkmasters Cairns 5th Biennial Print exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2016 Inkmasters Cairns 3rd Biennial Print exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2014 InkMasters Cairns 2nd Biennial Print exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Yalanji Arts, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns
2013 Paper: Works On & Off, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Tropica Botanica, DAB Studio Gallery, Mossman
Kinship, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Landscape Pulp – Landscapes of Belgium & QLD in Paper, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Kinship, Cairns Institute – Presented by the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA)
Manjal Dimbi, Yalanji Arts, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
States of Play, Women in the Arts, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
2012 Old Style New Images, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
Yalanji Arts, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns
Wait for the Wattle, JCU 25 years Anniversary – James Cook University, Cairns
Small Prints by Indigenous Artists, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
InkMasters Cairns 1st Biennial Print exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

Commissions & Collaborations
2013 Artwork on steel panel measuring 4.8m x 1.5m, Woolworths, Mossman, Qld
2017 – present Artwork showcased on products (bowls, mugs, teapots, bags, etc) in collaboration
with Australian family-owned Alperstein Designs

Awards
2021 InkMasters Cairns Inc. Biennial Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns – Anna Eglitis Award: 28-day residency at InkMasters Print Workshop + expenses