Artist: Shara Delaney
Story: Yoolooburabee

'People of the Sand and Sea'

Having a connection to our home lands, passing on knowledge and customs down to our younger generations is important to us. After all the years of oppression and removal it’s something we still fight for. I’m from Quandamooka Country where there is three clan groups known as Nughi of Moorgumpin (now known as Moreton Island) and the Nonuccal and Goenpul of Minjerribah- they represent the three circles in the design. We are also known as Yoolooburrabee “People of the sand and sea”. 

These saltwater lines, like a movement of our culture flowing on for years to come. I can only dream that in many years' time we are still going strong and our home, lands and sea are being cared for. This painting is for everyone who cares for country.