Ivy Minniecon is a proud Kuku Yalanji, Kabi Kabi, Gooreng Gooreng and South Sea Islander artist currently completing her Honours Degree at Griffith University, Qld College of Art. In this, her first exhibition with Bundaberg Regional Galleries, she responds to the artwork of Uncle Ron Hurley a man whose arts practice and story have been interwoven with her own.
Incorporating her practice of weaving balji (bags) and printmaking, Ivy transforms The Vault into a space that reflects her own strengthening of identity and connection to Country, while paying tribute to the ground breaking work of Ron Hurley, in breaking down barriers for First Nations people.
Ivy's work has recently been seen in Hatched: National Graduate Show 2023, at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and she was the recipient of the 2022 lain Turnbull Memorial Award, Qld College of Art, for her outstanding engagement with printmaking and print culture.
Image: Ivy Minniecon, Hatched: National Graduate Show 2023. Photographer: Andrew Willis