BILLYARA

Aboriginal Art

                       Exhibitions and Achievements

2017

Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence - Tuggerah

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2016

Opening of Billyara's Studio - Central Coast

Reconciliation week exhibition and competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

5 Lands Walk Terrigal Esplanade "En plein air" painting and artists exhibition

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Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence - Tuggerah

 

2015

Artist in residence Wyong Shire Council's Activate Space - Westfield Tuggerah

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Reconciliation week exhibition and competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

5 Lands Walk Terrigal Esplanade "En plein air" painting and artists exhibition

 

2014

Stanthorpe Regional Gallery GBATSIC NAIDOC Exhibition

Reconciliation week exhibition and competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

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5 Lands Walk Terrigal Esplanade "En plein air" painting and artists exhibition

 

2013

NRL Indigenous Round Market Stall - Blue Tongue Stadium

Indigenous Mural Project with Marcia Staples and Central Coast Students exhibited Gosford Regional Gallery

Impressability exhibition of Darkened Light, Dance piece choreographed by Billyara 

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Burrun Dharra Exhibition, Indigenous Art Program 2012 - 2013 RYSS & PCYC

Reconciliation week exhibition & competition, Gosford Regional Gallery 1st Prize Tony Donovan Award

5 Lands Walk Terrigal Esplanade "En plein air" Artists Exhibition

 

2012

Reconciliation week exhibition and competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

Peninsula Village exhibition, Umina

 

2011

Gallery 307, Northbridge Sydney Aboriginal art exhibition

Reconciliation week exhibition and competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

The Entrance Gallery – Artstart program exhibition

 

2010

Guest artist for Master art demonstration, The Rocks Markets Sydney

Central Coast Journey Of Dreams Exhibition, Kuringai Council Chambers

Reconciliation week exhibition and competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

Tuggerah Supa Centa Art Project

Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize exhibition, Newcastle University

St Lukes Church Woy Woy Exhibition “Heavens Alive”

 

2009

Tuggerah Supa Centa Art Project

Central Coast Festival of the arts 34th Year exhibition, Wyong Race Course

Central Coast Journey of Dreams Group exhibition, Ourimbah University/Gibalee

Pathway Awards exhibition, Erina

5 Lands walk exhibition, Avoca

Reconciliation week exhibition & competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

NAIDOC week, Gosford Regional Gallery

Hornsby Library exhibition

Homebush Home and Giving Trade Fair

Central Coast Journey of Dreams Group exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery

Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize exhibition, Newcastle University

Central Coast Journey of Dreams Group Exhibition, Australian High Commission Singapore

 

2008

Reconciliation week exhibition & competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

NAIDOC week, Gosford Regional Gallery

Simply Black exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery

5 Lands walk exhibition, Avoca

On Sacred Grounds exhibition, Rainbow Love Umina

World Youth Day, Mingara

On Sacred Grounds exhibition 2 - Sculpture, Rainbow Love Umina

Kincumber Festival, Kincumber High School

Peninsula Village exhibition, Umina

Billyara's Collection, 1st solo exhibition, Rogue Gallery Long Jetty

 

2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

5 Lands walk exhibition, Avoca

NAIDOC week Mural project, Gosford Regional Gallery

Reconciliation week exhibition & competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art prize finalist 2007 - 2008 Regional tour

Gosford Art Prize and The Overflow exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery

Bridging the gaps exhibition, Peninsula Village Umina

40 Year Referendum exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery

Fisher's Ghost art exhibition, Campbelltown Art Centre

Connecting with our culture 2 exhibition, Rogue Gallery Long Jetty

Reconciliation week exhibition & competition, Gosford Regional Gallery

NAIDOC week, Gosford Regional Gallery

Connecting with our culture, Rogue Gallery Long Jetty

First Inaugural Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art prize finalist

5th National Indigenous Environmental Health Conference, Indigenous art from Terrigal and beyond, Crowne Plaza Terrigal

 

Awards:

1st place open category "Songlines", Reconciliation exhibition 2016

Tony Donovan award 1st place "Reconciliation Issues", Reconciliation exhibition 2013

Tony Donovan award 1st place "Lets talk recognition, for everyone", Reconciliation exhibition 2012

Tony Donovan award 1st place "Read the signs", Reconciliation exhibition 2010

NAIDOC 2009 award - Achievement in Art & Culture Central Coast

1st place collaboration "Reconciliation Flowers" with Justin Rossi, Reconciliation exhibition 2009

1st place collaboration Journey of Dreams Aboriginal art group painting, Reconciliation exhibition 2009

1st place open award for "Toast to the Coast", Reconciliation exhibition 2007

1st place Indigenous craftwork collaboration with Lesley Webber, Reconciliation exhibition 2006

1st place Indigenous artwork "Relative Journey", Reconciliation exhibition 2006

2nd place Indigenous artwork collaboration with Lesley Webber, Reconciliation exhibition 2005

 

Art teaching positions:

 

Wyong Learning Community Schools Aboriginal Leaders Mural project 2014 (designed by Billyara)

Corporate Family Fun Day workshops Boomernags & Lucky stones 2014

University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus Culture on the Coast 2014 x 4 panel mural for Bush Tucker Garden on campus (designed by Billyara)

St John Vianney Primary School Mural Project 2014 (designed by Billyara)

RYSS & Juvenile Justice Mural Program 2014 (designed by Billyara)

Holgate Public School canvas workshop 2014

YMCA Central Coast Vacation care workshops x 2 - 2014

Valley Schools Cultural Day 120 sets of clapsticks (made by Billyara) 2014

Central Coast Adventist School Boomerang OSHC Workshops 2014

Goodstart OOSHC Boomerang Workshop 2014

Wadalba Community High School - Restoration of Boat for Tacoma Public School 2014 (designed by Billyara)

NAISDA Auditionee canvas workshop 2014

Garabara Ngurra NAISDA Dance Camp canvas & clapstick workshop 2014

NAISDA Aboriginal art & culture Workshop 2014

University of Newcastle - Ourimbah Campus Create 2258 - Canvas painting with students 2014 (designed by Billyara)

Wyong Public School Aboriginal Art & Culture over 3 days - taught every class 2014

Shalvey NAIDOC & 40 Yr anniversary Mural project 2014 (designed by Billyara)

Woodbury Park Daycare canvas workshop 3 - 5 yrs 2014

Magenta Shores Easter workshops 2014 (Partystar Entertainment)

Flutterbys Canvas & clapstick workshops 2014

Imperial Shopping Centre Gosford Summer in the City Workshops x 3 - 2014

Wadalba Community School Cultural Affirmation Program 2013/2014

Magenta Shores Kids Club Holiday workshops x 3 - 2013

Chittaway Bay Public School canvas workshops 2013

2GOCCKDO Aboriginal art workshops 2013

Narara Public School Tile painting workshops 2013

Willmot Public School Living Links Day Mural 2013 (designed by Billyara)

TLLC Leadership Conference Magenta Shores 2013

NAIDOC Parramatta 2013 - bark & boomerang painting

Indigenous Mural Project, Gosford Regional Gallery 2013 (designed by Billyara)

Flutterbys Preschool Lisarow Mural Workshop 2013 (designed by Billyara)

Willmot Public School - Healing our past, Building our future workshops 2013

Gosford City Council Summer in the city workshops 2013

Wollotuka Family day at Newcastle University 2012

Artstart project 2012/2013 Indigenous art workshops PCYC Bateau Bay

Big Ones Little Ones workshop & exhibition to be held in Brunei

NAIDOC mural project 2012 Gosford Regional Gallery (designed by Billyara)

NAIDOC Community mural Parramatta 2012 (designed by Billyara)

PCYC Bateau Bay art holiday program 2012

NAISDA Orientation day

Wyoming Community Centre – Aboriginal art day workshop 2012

Guest artist - Summer in the City 2012 workshops

Gosford Gallery workshops Summer 2011 – 2012

Kariong Mountains Workshop and Demonstration of artefacts

Artstart 2011 Discover indigenous art program

Valley Schools Indigenous Creative arts day Ourimbah University (mural designed by Billyara)

Gosford Gallery school holiday workshops

Gallery 307 Northbridge Sydney Aboriginal art workshop

Community Artist “Summer in the city” Festival Gosford City Council (mural designed by Billyara)

Newcastle/Ourimbah University Aboriginal art lecture 2010

Boomerang Workshops Supa Centa gallery

Private painting lesson on a didgeridoo

Lisarow High School workshop

Koori Choir clap stick workshop

Artist presentation and Aboriginal art demonstration, Avondale Grammar School, Singapore

Chertsey Primary School (memorial mural designed by Billyara)

Art start workshop, Gravity Youth Centre

Life without Barriers Art start workshop

Berkeley Vale Public School (mural designed by Billyara)

Gosford Regional Gallery workshop

Wyong Public School NAIDOC week (mural designed by Billyara)

Samaritans, Bateau Bay Community Centre (mural designed by Billyara)

Wyong Creek Public School

Bateau Bay Primary School

Gosford Regional Gallery workshops

Wyong High School NAIDOC Week workshop (mural designed by Billyara)

NAIDOC Week mural project, Gosford Regional Gallery 2007 (mural designed by Billyara)

Toronto High School project, (2 murals designed by Billyara)

Lake Macquarie High School project, (2 murals by Billyara)

Gosford Library teaching students & art displayed in Library

Gorokan Public School project, (2 murals & playground equipment designed by Billyara)

Hopetown Special School

 

This is where it all started 27 years ago, at Hopetown. Over the years I didn't consider being an artist until I retired or plan on running a business so some of my work and teaching positions have not been documented.

 

Commissions:

 

Reverse Garbage Marrickville community artist " Yenmala Nura Garden" 2014

Kanwal Public School x 2 Murals 2014

UON Wollotuka Cultural Sports Day awards 2014

Community Artist QLD Stanthorpe community x 3 murals

Community Artist “Summer in the city” Festival Gosford City Council Permanently displayed at Gosford Railway Station 2011 (mural designed by Billyara)

Lisarow High School (mural designed by Billyara)

Rhythm Hut Donation of painting on guitar for charity auction

Ricky Walford Commemorative Awards, Walgett Shire 2009

The Education Department Artwork 2009

Gosford City Council Young Deadly Aboriginal Surf Programs 2009

Gosford City Council Aboriginal Exchange Programs 2009

Awards designed for the Pathways Group/Ourimbah Uni 2009

Awards designed for the Pathways Group/Newcastle Uni 2009

Gosford City Council, Women's Rugby league World cup 2008

Awards designed for the Pathways Group /Ourimbah Uni 2008

Awards designed for the Pathways Group /Newcastle Uni 2008

Gosford City Council, NAIDOC awards 2007

Gosford City Council, Young achievers awards 2007

 

 

Media Central Coast Express Advocate

 

2013   Pupils join up to paint

2012   Brushing up on heritage, Mural helps celebrate indigenous children's day

2011    Mural a lift for commuters, Kids get back to culture, When the art is enterprising

2009   Mural honours mothers, Aboriginal Art Showcase, Festival of arts on track for a winner, Young talent struts catwalk, JODAAG Art section

2008  Art and culture section "Billyara's Collection" exhibition, Indigenous artist's joint exhibition.

2007   Exhibition to pass on the culture, Artist raises awareness, Artist's expressive journey.

2006   Artworks pay respect to elders.

2005   Trio thrilled to hang works in Parliament.

1989   A didgeri-did-do for skills course students.

 

Media Other

 

2014   Billyara's colourful art influence - Newcastle Herald Schools Competition

2014   Eagle lands brush in hand - Southern Free Times Warwick

 

Central Coast ABC Radio, 2013 Tony Donovan Reconciliation winner.

 

Dhiyang - biyn - a (here we all are) Section 71 Art p. 75 - 76 Brett Parker "Billyara". Book composed by Russell Jones & Aboriginal students from MacKillop Catholic

College of Important people, events, activities & issues of the Central Coast.

Central Coast ABC Radio, Smart Arts (Supa Centa Community Arts project).

Featured in the Indigenous Law Bulletin March/April 2008 volume 7 issue 4.