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Wayne Quilliam

Wayne Quilliam Resume 2009
Indigenous artist Wayne Quilliam is this years winner of the NAIDOC ‘Artist of the Year’ Award. He also launched three exhibitions, ‘Gatherings’ at the National Museum, Paringa Gallery in Melbourne and at Garma in the Northern Territory in 2009.
He was the official photographer for the Australian Governments apology and developed the ‘Ngarpin’ or ‘Sorry’ series of photographs that drew record crowds to the Koori Heritage Trust in Melbourne. The exhibition then opened at the Melbourne City Town Hall followed by the Incinerator Gallery and Manningham Gallery. On the first anniversary of this historic event Wayne developed and curated ‘Sorry – more than a word’ exhibition that was opened by the Prime Minister at the National Parliament House and is now on display at the Aboriginal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Wayne won the 2008 Human rights award for his work with the National Aboriginal newspaper Koori Mail and was a finalist in the prestigious Walkley Awards for photojournalism.
He opened his European tour that included 80 images of Indigenous celebrations and exhibited in France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Many of these images have been included in permanent collections throughout Europe and in public displays until 2010.
Wayne has recently returned from Europe with two show’s, one at Art Centre Berlin, Germany opened by the Australian Ambassador. ‘Lowanna Emergence’ was opened by the European Union Ambassador at the Museum of Young Art in Vienna, Austria in July as a part of the ‘Global Art’ series. The work is now in Cologne, Germany and will feature at the 2009 International Photographic Biennale in Australia in September.
Wayne co-created a 1920’s New York photographic shoot with Russell Crowe and was the art ambassador for Silverchair/Powderfinger ‘Across the Great Divide Tour’, his images were used on stage to encourage Australian youth to participate in the ‘Reconcile’ project.

Exhibitions 2007/09
Art Centre Berlin, Germany
Museum of Young Art Vienna, Austria
National Museum, Canberra
Australian Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
KPMG Art Collection
Macau, China
Boscia Gallery
W12 Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair
Manningham Gallery
Cologne, Germany
Dusseldorf, Germany
Ngarpin (Sorry) Exhibition Koori Heritage Trust, Melbourne Town Hall, Incinerator Gallery
Art for a Cause Melbourne/ Adelaide
Melbourne Town Hall Exhibition
Koori Business Network Photographic Exhibition
Finalist Victorian Indigenous Art Awards
Parliament House Canberra
Paringa Gallery, Rialto Melbourne


Exhibition Australian Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
Artwork featured in Qantas, Ethiad, Emirates and Tiger Airlines in-flight magazines
Exhibition ‘To War and Back’ at W15 Gallery (Melbourne)
Development of 6 Indig Readers books for Indigenous Children
Exhibition at Gasworks Gallery (Melbourne)
Featured artist on Absolute Arts Worldwide 3 times in 12 months
Lowanna Unearth Exhibition at Art Centre Berlin, Germany
Co-Creative Director with Russell Crowe on 1920’s Photographic Shoot in Melbourne
Exhibition at Portrait Gallery Old Parliament House (Canberra)
Exhibition at NAB Headquarters and state offices
Featured articles in the ‘Australian, Herald Sun, Financial Review, MX, Deadly Vibe, Koori Mail, National Indigenous Times, The Examiner, Mercury’
‘Ngnarpin’ exhibition at Boscia Gallery, Melbourne
Artwork featured on the Sunday Arts Show (ABC Television)
Lowanna Emergence Exhibition, Museum of Young Art Vienna, Austria
Photographs and artwork for ‘Brotha Black’ CD and marketing
Developed OXFAM Artwork and Photographs for the ‘Close the Gap’ campaign
Photographs featured on the Silverchair/Powderfinger ‘Across the Great Divide Tour’ and Art Ambassador for the ‘Reconcile’ campaign.
Photographer and Art mentor for the ‘Pictcha This’ project with Kimba Thompson
Profiled artist at the Melbourne Art Show 3 times
Artwork featured on Living Black (SBS)
Exhibition in Macau (China)
One of 10 featured Australian artists profiled by Austrade for the world promotion ‘Images of Australia’ marketing campaign
Artwork featured at the National Indigenous Health Awards (Sydney)
Exhibition of photographs at Garma Festival (Northern Territory)
Reconciliation Australia photographic tour
All About Us Photographic Project
Indigenous leadership forum
4AAA Indigenous Youth Project
Across the Great Divide Tour
40th Anniversary 1967 Referendum
2008 NAIDOC week
Aboriginal Tourism Expo Sydney
Aboriginal Tourism Expo Germany
Victorian Tourism
Dreamtime at the G
Koori Business Network
Department of Education Science & Training
Aboriginal Land & Economic Project – Hissing Swan
Brock Foundation

Publications and Media

Emirate Airlines
Marie Claire (Europe)
Early Childhood Magazine
Ethiad Airways
Etchings Magazine
Tiger Airways
Girlfriend Magazine
BOSS Magazine
QANTAS In-flight Magazine
Deadly Vibe
Koori Mail
National Indigenous Times
Qantas In-flight Television welcome to country on International Flights
Australian, Age, Sunday Sun, Herald Sun, Financial Review, Leader Group
ABC Television and Radio
Radio National
Indigenous radio
Message Stick

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