ARTIST INSPIRED BY OUR LOCAL BEAUTY
THE Commonwealth Games may still be several months away but Griffith University alumnus Delvene CockatooCollins already feels like she has won gold.
The North Stradbroke artist was selected to design the artwork for the GC2018 medals which were unveiled recently.
“It was overwhelming,” she said.
“My mother was with me and she was in tears.
“It was so special to hear the athletes say they loved them because they are who I had in mind when I did the drawings and designs.”
A descendent of the Nunukul, Ngugi and Goenpul people, Delvene lives and works on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island – her mother and grandmothers’ birthplace. She said Queensland’s beaches and coastline had inspired her designs.
“I hope the athletes and visitors who come here for the Games take away memories of our beaches and the sunlight,” she said.