Brooke and Chern'ee meet the Governor General of Queensland
Brooke Sutton had the honour of attending a private reception last night in Bundaberg with his Excellency The Governor of Queensland, The Honourable Paul de Jersey. The reception was held to celebrate the Bundaberg region and thank locals for their efforts to promote the regions prosperity and the wider advancement of our State.
Kalkadoon artist Brooke Sutton and sister to renowned Aboriginal artist Chern’ee Sutton, was incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to meet his excellency and give him one of her signature seaside paintings as a gift from herself and the Bundaberg Region. The painting will travel back to Government House with his Excellency where it will be on permanent display at Government House.
“It was such a privilege to meet his Excellency and talk to him about my painting Wani Wani Watina” in the Kalkadoon language which means “To play side by side” “which represented Bundaberg and the beautiful coastline and iconic turtles from Mon Repos” Brooke Said.
“He absolutely loved the painting and said that he would hang it at Government House, which is amazing! This was my first time meeting his Excellency so I was a little nervous with all the protocols and formalities, but he was such a lovely person and was genuinely interested in what I had to say and I felt so privileged that His Excellency allowed me to have a photograph with him and his new painting.” Brooke Said.