Visual Artist • Bunbury, Western Australia
“I am inspired by the stories from my parents, grandparents and great grandparents. Continuing to tell stories through art about my Noongar and Baiyungu heritage is very important to me as it is a celebration of my culture.”
Dellas Bennell is a proud Wadandi and Baiyungu woman who was born and raised in Bunbury, Western Australia. She is a proud mum of one daughter and two sons. Her paintings are mostly inspired by her Noongar and Yamatji heritage which focuses on the coastal lines and beautiful wildlife including turtles, birds and dolphins. Dellas displays a confidence in her heritage using other contemporary forms of art from her artwork ‘Birak from the sky’, displayed in the 2018 Fremantle Revealed Exhibition.
Visual Artist & Noongar Art Coordinator
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
“The Arts have seen my career navigate Accredited Training, Health, Education, Disability services, skill development and community capacity building. Immersed in the arts, I have seen the power and voice both strong and gentle of the Arts in motion – a process I truly believe in!”
Karen Morgan comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience working with Indigenous Artists and Communities for over 20 years. An experienced award-winning artists of the Kimberley, she now continues to extend her practice in Mandurah WA. Currently, her role is the Noongar Art Coordinator with Bunbury Regional Art Gallery. Karen has supported her own practice and professional artistic career with the following studies:
• Bachelor of Visual Arts;
• Associate Diploma of Fine Arts;
•Diploma in Project management;
• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Karen has worked on exhibitions across the mediums of Paint, Ceramics, Print, Drawing, and Sculpture and is passionate about Public Art installation!
Visual Artist, Film Producer, Judge & Curator
Margaret River Short Film Festival
Steve began his professional career in the arts in the early 90’s managing a community run art Center in Western Arnhem Land. His career then diversified through visual arts, performing arts, then into documentary film producing. He is a founding member of Marrugeku Theatre company who has toured large scale collaborative productions globally. He is a multi award winning film producer, judge and curator of the Margaret River Short Film Festival and has photos housed in the highly prestigious Northern Territory Government House Foundation Collection.