Indigenous artist

Brett Groves

Owner and founder of Bilingarra Indigenous Art & Culture.
Art journey

Spiritual Awakening

The moment I brushed the first stroke, released the paint from my first dot, something inside clicked. I felt something, I felt a sense of calm, I'd found connection to my culture. It was a very spiritual awakening.
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Brett's Giilang (Story)

Brett was born 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 in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. Brett moved to Newtown, Sydney at a young age where he spent most of his young adult life exploring the wonders the world had to offer.  Brett and his family now call the Blue Mountains home.

In early 2020 COVID-19 hit and like many people Brett was forced to pivot in his professional pursuits. The pivot involved art and a colleague suggested one day "why don't you give it a go?" It was perfect timing as it paralleled with his discovery of finding connection to culture.

"Never in my wildest dreams would have thought art would be something I could even attempt to do!"

"The moment I brushed the first stroke, released the paint from my first dot, something inside clicked.  I felt something, I felt a sense of calm, I'd found connection to my culture. It was a very spiritual awakening.  Being from Central West of New South Wales and Aboriginal, I am one of the Wiradjuri people."

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

Brett Groves is a Wiradjuri born man who has the privilege of working and living on Dharug and Gundungurra land. After calling Dharug country home for a time has now returned to his birth place Wiradjuri country.

Utopia

Our beautiful Bush Medicine “Yili” (leaves) print was painted by Dindi Art, Aboriginal Artist living and working on Wiradjuri land. Dindi Artist Sharna is directly related to the Pwerle women of Utopia who are the traditional creators of the Medicine Leaves art. As a direct relative of these women she has permission from the elders to paint in this traditional form.

Goodooga

Kyle grew up in the small community of Goodooga in the far North West of NSW. A Yuraalaraay lad with close ties to the Murawari and Kamilaroi people. Kyle learnt how to make and find didgeridoos at a young age. His real love for making them came when he shared the making process with children and then through sharing of my knowledge within the school setting.

Ngunawal

Angie is a Ngunawal woman who resides and works on the lands of the Darug and Gundungurra people. She is an early childhood teacher, passionate about inclusive education, advocating for Indigenous students and equal opportunity within education systems.

Wiradjuri

Erin Fry Wiradjuri born, living in Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Erin’s art is influenced by both her connection being Wiradjuri country
from her Mothers side and Celtic being the fathers side.