About Cockatoo-Collins Studio
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is First Nations and whose family belong to the Quandamooka region. Delvene lives and works on Minjerribah - North Stradbroke Island. As an independent Aboriginal artist, Delvene operates out of a small studio and retail store in Dunwich, providing handmade ceramics, small sculptural works, and hand printed homewares. Through these mediums she expresses the stories of her family’s lived experiences on North Stradbroke Island, and her responses to images and texts related to her family. Recurring themes across Delvene’s work is the relationship to her great-great grandmother, through a body of work, titled Six Generations, Traditional mat making techniques, and the use of clays and pigments found across Quandamooka including the islands and mainland around Moreton Bay.
These clays and pigments continue to be embedded in Delvene’s work including the prints ‘Grandmothers Words’ acquired by the Redland Art Gallery 2018, the Brisbane City Council Indigenous Art Program 2019 Fish Lane Light box, and Redlands Coast Branding Strategy 2018.
Delvene is the designer of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Prizewinners Medals, Commemorative Medal and the large inflatable Migalu, which featured in the Opening Ceremony.
Delvene's studio is open on Saturdays 9:30am-12 and by appointment