ARTIST IN­SPIRED BY OUR LO­CAL BEAUTY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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