Alicia Close

I am from Quandamooka country, Minjerribah, Nth Stradbroke Island. Stories from my Old people inspire me. My ancestors, their ways, food, teachings and traditions. I want to share these stories to give people a better understanding of our culture. I love the colours of Quandamooka country. 

The colours of the ocean, shoreline, bush, shells and fish. The memories I have of much time spent on Stradbroke Island and Fingal. Fishing and crabbing with my Uncles. Growing up eating traditional foods, visiting places on the island and being taught the stories of those places.

Being from a coastal clan, I love using blues and greens with ocean themes. I use acrylic paint. I also screen print my drawings on soft furnishings. I loved art as long as I can remember  but never thought to paint until I started working at Salt Water Murris Aboriginal art gallery.