Indigenous artist

Brett Groves

Owner and founder of Bilingarra Indigenous Art & Culture.
Personal Stories

Commissions

Tell your story with Brett, go on a journey together.

Brett's Giilang (Story)

Brett was born on Wiradjuri country in Parkes District Hospital in 1974. Parkes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Adopted at 2 months old by Wally & Jann Groves, the young family began their life adventure on Dharug country in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. Brett moved to Gadigal land, Sydney at a young age where he spent most of his young adult life exploring the wonders the world had to offer.  Brett returned to Dharug land, the Blue Mountains where he purchased his first home. Brett created Bilingarra, Indigenous Art & Culture which is on Dharug and Gundungurra land and he has since returned home to  live on Wiradjuri country.

“When starting an artwork I never
know what the outcome or plan is. I wait for the time to be right, channel the person or subject I am painting for, tap into it’s energy and then the story starts coming into my mind, and I start to paint.

It gives me the goose bumps
seeing a clients reaction when I present their artwork and tell them the story behind it.

My connection to culture began when I started painting. I’m loving learning more about the brilliance behind our thousands of years of culture, through my art as I go along this journey.”

I am very proud to be Indigenous
and even more proud to be part of the new narrative for Indigenous
Australia. 

Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds-Blood, Sweat and Tears
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds-Sunset Dreaming
Echidna Quills and Qaundong Seeds - Brighter days
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds-New Ground
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds-Biyaami
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds-Nullarbor Sunset
Resilience
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds- Midnight
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds - Blue Skies
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds- Ochre
Echidna Quills and Quandong Seeds- Eucalyptus
The Marker Tree
Annie
NSW - Eora Nation, Always Was, Always Will Be
Margamanhn (Sheild)
On Aboriginal Land
The Gunnedah Hill Yinarr
Baba
Reconciliation
With Confidence
Compassion
On Aboriginal Land
Spring
The Collaboration
Three Rivers
Wiradjuri - New South Wales
The Parramatta Way
The World Bank Group / Acknowledgement of Country Art Work
5B RAP Art Work
Chill By The Yiramir (River)
Burrundi (Black) Cockatoos
After The Fires
Emu Place
Meet me by the Yirmiar (River)
Wattle Dam
Wumba (Star) Crossed Lovers
Emu Crossing
Summer (Yiraybang) Time
Girragirra (Happy) Place
Wambal (Mountain) Life
Camp Giilang (Story)
Coast Life
Warramba (Turtle) Spirits
Hands on Country
The Lyre Bird Song
Brewarrina Fish Traps
Bilingarra
Cadigal Meeting Place
Bush Tucker Time
Leura Roundabouts
Warrubalbal Australian Wasp Nest