This book was a school project composed by students from MacKillop Catholic College with the guidance of Russell Jones, careers advisor & VET Co-ordinator. Billyara featured in the "Life in contemporary communities" section which details relevant information throughout his career as a Aboriginal artist.
Brett"Billyara" Parker featured in the book as a prominent Aboriginal Artist on the Central Coast.
Other pages featured:
Read the Signs.....
This painting won the 2010 Tony Donovan Award for work dealing with Reconciliation. It celebrates a decade of Reconciliation, starting with the bridge walk and working to close the gap. A nostalgic moment as Tony was a skill Share student with me.
as quoted in the book, page 20
Billyara was commissioned by Mingaletta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation to design awards for the Aboriginal Surfing Program in 2009. He designed 3 emu eggs with artwork representing the local area.
Pictured left is one of his designs which featured in the sporting category of the book on page 86.
To see these awards & others view Custom made awards in the photo gallery.