Hello, Im Sheri Skele a proud Bidjara woman and a contemporary Aboriginal artist sharing my culture, experiences and hopes for healing our history through my knowledge and storyworks. I began painting as a way to connect with my culture and quickly realised that it was also an incredibly meditative and spiritual experience for me.
I call my artworks bigi nagala, which means ' I am dreaming' in Bidjara. Our land spans across South West Queensland and is home to substantial Indigenous cultural heritage, Indigenous healing places, undisturbed natural bushlands, lagoos, wildlife and ancient waterways. This is the place where the Rainbow Serpent, Mundagudda, began its movement through the landscape and formed the waterways including the sandstone gorge itself.
I feel a deep connection to my Aboriginal heritage, the earth, country and spirit, and feel privileged to be able to share my stories and culture with you through my artwork.