Location:Broken HillPublished in:
Aboriginal Artist, Broken Hill Artist, Sculpture, Jewellery, Making, Mixed Media, Visual Arts
David: ‘Local to Menindee and descended from the Barkindji, I’ve always loved the bush and river and this is where I find inspiration. I like to make things from items I fund out bush - mostly wood but I also use scrap metals, sheet copper, freshwater mussel shells, turtle shells and have incorporated some recycled glass into my sculpture on occasion. I made my first piece at the beginning of last year and haven’t stopped since. I also make wooden bowls and platters from the local timbers I find about the place as well.
In 2019, I came runner up in the Marri Ma Indigenous Art Award which really surprised me as there are so many great artists in Broken Hill. I was a finalist in tthe 2019 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize Exhibition and I also participated in the Fresh Bark Exhibition 2019 at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.'
David also participated in the Baaka Stories Exhibition at West Darling Arts in 2019 and was awarded First Prize for Sculpure in the Outback Archies, Coonamble in 2020.