Newspapers https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/ Newspapers A didgeri-did-do for skillshare course students https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533963 168533963 Trio thrilled to hang works in Parliament https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533962 168533962 Artist's expressive journey Billyara entered the Gosford regional galleries annual Reconciliation competition with the theme being "My Story". Billyara's artwork titled "Relative Journey" depicted relevant people, events and how Aboriginal culture has shaped his journey through life. He won the Indigenous artwork 1st prize category. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533947 168533947 Artist raises awareness https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533946 168533946 Artworks pay respects to elders https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533952 168533952 Brett Parker Billyara's first solo exhibition which marked 20 years of his artwork was exhibited at Rogue Gallery, Long Jetty. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533954 168533954 Festival of arts on track for a winner Billyara was invited to showcase his artwork at the 34th annual Central Coast festival of the arts exhibition at Wyong Race Course. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533948 168533948 Aboriginal art showcase The Central Coast Journey of Dreams Aboriginal art group exhibited their artwork at the Gibalee centre at Ourimbah University in 2009. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533945 168533945 The Central Coast Journey of Dreams Group This painting won the open Indigenous award for 2009 at the annual Reconciliation competition at Gosford Regional Gallery. The group then went on to exhibit at the Australian High Commission in Singapore 2010. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533957 168533957 Young talent struts catwalk Billyara was asked to mentor young people from across the Central Coast for Artstart, he taught Indigenous art to a group from Life without barriers. They painted on umbrellas which were later used at the final catwalk event in the Gosford CBD. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533949 168533949 Mural honours mothers https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533961 168533961 Mural a lift for commuters https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533959 168533959 Kids get back to culture In 2011 Billyara was asked to run workshops throughout the day and teach students how to paint a mural for the Valley Schools Learning Community Cultural day at Ourimbah University. He designed a mural which had the valley schools logo along with animals which were the students group totems. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533958 168533958 When the art is enterprising Billyara taught Indigenous art to young people from across the Central Coast at Bateau Bay PCYC as part of Artstart 2011. Their artwork was later exhibited at the Entrance Gallery along with final pieces from students participating in other workshops such as photography. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533950 168533950 Award bolsters artists This year 2012, Billyara won his second Tony Donovan award in the past two years for "Let's talk recognition, for everyone". The award ceremony day was held whilst NAIDOC celebrations were on at the Gosford Regional Gallery. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533953 168533953 Mural helps celebrate indigenous children's day https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533960 168533960 Brushing up on heritage Billyara for the past few years has been involved in the Artstart program running Indigenous workshops, teaching about Aboriginal art and culture. This year 2012, he is back at PCYC Bateau Bay. Students from last year have returned to participate and new students have signed up to be a part of the next exhibition at the Entrance Gallery. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168533951 168533951 Youngsters Interpret Indigenous Culture Billyara mentored students over two terms 2012 - 2013 at PCYC Bateau Bay. They learnt about Aboriginal Art and Culture which was exhibited at Burrun Dharra art exhibition, The Entrance. https://www.billyara.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178788502 178788502