Brooke Sutton Artist Profile

Brooke Sutton is a contemporary Aboriginal artist and a proud Kalkadoon woman from the emu foot province around the Mount Isa area in North West Queensland. Brooke has had a passion for painting since she was 8 years old and she has won various local art competitions and been commissioned for several artworks all whilst still at school. Brooke’s Great, Great, Great Grandmother is an apical ancestor of the Kalkadoon people and is the younger sister to renowned Aboriginal artist Chern’ee Sutton. Brooke is also related to Charlie Perkins a renowned Aboriginal activist who led the Freedom Ride in the late 1960s.

Brooke is a talented young emerging artist who paints her people’s stories which are visually unique in colour, composition and texture. Brooke is already building a reputable client base capturing the eyes of Government departments and collectors from around the world.

Brooke Sutton's artworks are a must-have investment piece for the future.

2021

  • Attended the official launch in Brisbane for Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages where my commissioned painting was unveiled. The painting called Artii Nganthi, which means Birthing Tree in the Kalkadoon Language will be used on all collateral for the Our Kids Count campaign, which over the next few months will also include the launch of a new Queensland Indigenous birth certificate which will feature my artwork.
  • Attended a private reception in Bundaberg for his excellency the Governor of Queensland the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC. I presented the Governor with one of my seaside paintings as a gift from all of Bundaberg and it is now hanging in Government House, Qld.
  • Attended the Bundaberg NAIDOC Week ball where I was awarded the 2021 Bundaberg NAIDOC WEEK Youth of the Year Award.
  • Commissioned by PHN Australian Government Department of Health to create 20 graphic design images for website, emails headers, newsletters etc.
  • Commissioned for 3 corporate boardroom Aboriginal paintings by MBM.
  • Commissioned by The Faculty to create a digital logo for their upcoming 2021 Big Idea's Summit on the Gold Coast.
  • Commissioned by Janison to create an artwork that represents the work they do. The artwork is being used for the OECD PISA for Schools National conference on conference materials in Australia and will then be hung in the OECD offices in Paris, France.
  • Commissioned by Essential Services Commission of South Australia to create 2 new corporate logos and a large artwork that represented the services they offer to be displayed in their foyer.
  • Artwork created for Chubb Fire and Security Australia for their Reconciliation Action Plan.

2020

  • Exhibition of paintings on permanent display at the Pullman and Mercure hotels King George Square Brisbane.
  • Combined art exhibition at Mount Isa Regional Art Gallery with my sister Chern’ee Sutton.
  • Commissioned by Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry for a painting to encourage Indigenous Queenslanders to register their children at birth.
  • Commissioned by PHN Australian Government Department of Health to create an artwork that represented their story in Health care.
  • Commissioned for an artwork by Berghoffer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane that captures the patients journey.
  • Commissioned by The Mount Isa Courthouse to create a collaborative art piece with my sister Chern’ee to hang in the Mount Isa Courthouse.
  • Announced as the winner of a National Art Competition for Nestle. My artwork has been used across a range of mediums including Nestle’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal Youth Development Plan logo.
  • Combined exhibition with my sister Chern’ee at the Henderson Art Gallery in Brisbane.
  • Teamed up with IndigiLedger to help stamp out fake aboriginal art by using block chain technology on products.

2019

  • Exhibition of paintings on permanent display at the Pullman and Mercure hotels King George Square Brisbane.
  • Combined exhibition with my sister Chern’ee Sutton of 30 paintings across 5 corporate buildings in Brisbane.
  • Won 1st place at the Moore Park beach festival art competition in the open category.
  • Painted and donated a Sherrin AFL football to the Adam Goodes and Mick O’Loughlin’s GO Foundation for a fundraiser to auction the ball to raise funds to provide education scholarships for Indigenous children.
  • Paintings exhibited at Kepnock High School for International Womens Day.
  • Paintings exhibited and for sale at Aboriginal Art Galleries in Sydney.
  • Paintings exhibited at Queensland Tourism Industry Councils corporate office in Brisbane.
  • Paintings exhibited and sold at Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show.
  • Paintings Exhibited at Gidji Art NAIDOC Art Exhibition.
  • Artwork exhibited at Childers Art Space.
  • Officially unveiled 2 new police cars in Woorabinda with my sister Chern’ee Sutton. Chern’ee and myself held a painting workshop with Wadja Wadja high School Students last year and the artworks were then made into vinyl wraps for the 2 new police cars.
  • Won 1st place in the open painting category at the Bundaberg Show.
  • Painting sold to The Australian Defence Force.
  • Artwork sold to Cooper Grace Ward to be used for their Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Paintings Exhibited with Umi Arts at Freshwater, Saltwater Exhibition Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
  • Combined art exhibition at Mount Isa Regional Art Gallery with my sister Chern’ee Sutton, the exhibition will run for three months.
  • Paintings exhibited at RAW Indigenous Art Exhibition Brisbane.

2018

  • Painting sold to the Queensland Director General for Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships office. The artwork was used on the Director Generals Christmas E-Message.
  • Paintings exhibited at Kepnock School Girls Academy Graduation night.
  • Held a painting workshop with the High School children from Woorabinda a remote Aboriginal Community for 2 days.
  • My painting images supplied to be exhibited on the new Yagan Square Digital Tower in Perth.
  • Exhibited my paintings for the year 12 Indigenous graduation.
  • Winner of the Open Indigenous Category for the 2018 Lighthouse Festival.
  • Donated one of my mixed media prints to the drought appeal and raised over $2,600.00 from my school which went to the drought-affected farmers.
  • Paintings exhibited at the Moore Park Beach Festival.
  • Donated a mixed media painting to the “love your sister foundation” for their black and white charity gala dinner to raise funds.
  • Donated two mixed media artworks to the Relay for Life's monster raffle to raise money for the Cancer Council.
  • Paintings exhibited for 2 weeks at Kepnock High School for NAIDOC week.
  • Won 1st and 2nd place for my paintings at the Bundaberg Regional Show art competition age 13 to 18 years. Also won Grand Champion of the show out of all entries.
  • Exhibited and sold 5 paintings at the launch of Girls Academy Program at Kepnock High School.
  • Paintings exhibited at ArtFeast 2018 art exhibition in Bundaberg.
  • Paintings exhibited at FSG on the Gold Coast in conjunction with the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • Created an interactive art piece with my sister Chern’ee Sutton at the official opening of her exhibition at the Sofitel Hotel Broadbeach. I had all the guests and dignitaries place their fingerprints on the painting which is now hung permanently in the foyer of the Sofitel Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

 

2017

  • Won 1st and 3rd place for my paintings at the Bundaberg Regional Show art competition age 9 to 12 years.
  • Started painting a local Dreamtime story from the Taribelang Bunda people with my sister Chern’ee Sutton in Bundaberg in conjunction with Bundaberg Police and “Kids at Risk”. The mural took 6 weeks to complete at a local shopping centre with the idea behind the project to bring the whole community together.

 

 

 

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