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Congratulations to local artist, David Doyle, on his selection to Cementa's Regional Artist Mentoring Program. David is an Aboriginal Barkindji artist who lives in Broken Hill. He has worked for twenty years as a Senior Aboriginal Health Worker for the Royal Flying Doctor Service; travelling across the Far West into South Australia and Queensland. He began making art and carving four years ago and has participated in a number of local exhibitions, including the Baaka Stories 2019, Maari Ma Indigenous Art Awards 2018, 2019, 2021 and Fresh Bark 2018. He will be exhibiting with local carver Anthony Hayward at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in late 2022.
David was born in Menindee and is well regarded and respected in community. He has been involved as a workshop teacher for the Men’s Sheds in Menindee and Wilcannia and he has been teaching in the Menindee Central School (his former school) Art Program, through the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
David has facilitated an emu egg carving demonstration in Sydney for Sydney Living Museums at the invitation of Wiradjuri artist, Jonathon Jones, in March 2020. His great-grandmother was an emu carver and now David is the only other emu egg carver in his family.
David says his success would not be possible without the support of his family and community.
The Cementa Regional Artist Mentoring Program 2021 is a twelve-month program designed to deliver professional development to a group of ten NSW based regional artists through an integrated program of mentorship, skills delivery, networking opportunities and creative development in the lead up to a group exhibition at Firstdraft Gallery, Woolloomooloo in Sydney in early 2022.
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