2 New Aboriginal art adorned police cars launched in Woorabinda
Chern'ee and Brooke Sutton traveled to Woorabinda this week to officially launch two new police cars that feature their Indigenous artwork. The pair of Kalkadoon artists held a painting workshop for 2 days in March 2021 with Students from Wadja Wadja High School in Woorabinda a remote Indigenous Community. For the sisters giving back to community is an important part of being successful and when asked they were more than happy to donate their time and talents to team up with Queensland police, local elders and the Wadja Wadja High School to mentor the children in completing the 2 artworks. The children diligently dotted and painted the two paintings with Chern'ee and Brooke for hours at a time with a clear connection to the artworks and the stories they represented.
The official launch of the two new police cars was yesterday the 21/10/2021 and it was an amazing sight to see the cars and artwork in person. To see the smiles on the children's faces knowing they had helped to contribute to these new cars has given them not only a deeper respect for the police but for the community as a whole as well Chern'ee said.
Chern'ee and Brooke on the day also donated the two paintings both measuring 183 cm x 91cm wide to the Woorabinda Police and Community as a symbol of the police and the Woorabinda community working together through art that has led to a deeper respect for each other.