The Outside in Art initiative was developed in 2012 and aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post release inmates from correctional centres who have an interest in art and live within South East Queensland. The program provides mentoring and support by professional Indigenous Artists.
Lloyd Hornsby Gawura is a proud Koori (Yuin man) whose tribal land is Wallaga Lakes located on the far south coast of NSW between Bermagui and Narooma. Lloyd’s work is well known internationally and nationally through the use of vivacious colour and a vision to be uniquely expressive. Lloyd brings his large canvases to luminous, dazzling life challenging the viewer to re-think pre-conceived notions, promising to show us Australian Aboriginal Art as we have never seen it before.
Debbie Taylor was born in Narrabri, New South Wales in 1959. She is a Kamillaroi woman, born to an Aboriginal shearer and a white nurse. They moved to Sydney when Debbie was three years old and she has lived in an urban environment ever since. Sadly, Debbie never got to know her Indigenous grandmother, who died prior to Debbie being born. With the birth of her two daughters the desire to impart cultural connectedness and belonging to her children became paramount. Debbie then decided to enrol in the Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Griffith University. Since completing her Degree, Debbie works with community supporting her family through her art practice.