Sheryl J. Burchill  –  CV

b. 1970

Language Group: Kuku Yalanji and Kuku Nyungkul
Traditional Land: Daintree, Shipton’s Flat, China Camp
Totem: Black & White Cockatoo
Kuku Yalanji Name: Walbul-walbul (Butterfly)

Yalanji culture informs my knowledge of our traditional stories and lifestyle and I use contemporary means to express my ideas. Kuku Yalanji people feel a deep connection to their traditional lands (Bubu). 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 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Visual Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Cairns
2008  Certificate 4 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Mossman Campus, Qld
2005  Certificate 3 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Mossman Campus, Qld

Related employment
2012-14 Artist/Art Coordinator/Art Centre Manager, Yalanji Arts, Mossman Gorge, Qld
2015-17 Artist/Art Coordinator/Art Centre Manager, Yalanji Arts, Mossman Gorge, Qld

Group Exhibitions
2022 Cairns Art Society 74th Annual Exhibition, Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns
2021 Explore Sydney Contemporary – Paper, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney NSW (online)
2021 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns (online)
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
2014 Yalanji Arts, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns
2013 Paper: Works On & Off, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2013 Tropica Botanica, DAB Studio Gallery, Mossman
2013 Kinship, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2013 Landscape Pulp – Landscapes of Belgium & QLD in Paper, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2013 Kinship, Cairns Institute – Presented by the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA)
2013 Manjal Dimbi, Yalanji Arts, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
2013 States of Play, Women in the Arts, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
2012 Old Style New Images, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2012 Yalanji Arts, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns
2012 Wait for the Wattle, James Cook University 25 years Anniversary, Cairns
2012 Small Prints by Indigenous Artists, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
2012 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–now Artwork showcased on products (bowls, mugs, teapots, bags, etc) in collaboration with Alperstein Designs

Awards
2022 Winner, Printmaking category, Cairns Art Society 74th Annual exhibition, Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns
2021 Thancoupie Bursary Award – financial support to develop expertise in a variety of print media at Inkmasters Cairns Print Workshop, Cairns
2021 Anna Eglitis Award: 28-day residency at InkMasters Print Workshop + expenses, awarded during InkMasters Cairns Biennial Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Collections
National and international private collections