Chern'ee Sutton - Round 1, 2016 Champion

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Chern'ee Sutton

Sharing Indigenous culture through art

Chern'ee Sutton is a gifted and successful 19-year-old contemporary Indigenous artist based in Wide Bay. This proud Kalkadoon woman uses her creative talent and her digital media skills to share her culture with the world and promote the ideals of reconciliation to the community.

An incredibly prolific artist, Chern’ee’s artwork has been exhibited throughout Australia and bought by collectors around the world. Highlights include:

  • Chern’ee’s artwork exhibited at the 2014 Australian Open

  • paintings on display in Singapore and Hong Kong

  • artwork in Queensland’s Parliament House

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge given one of Chern’ee’s reconciliation paintings during the Royal visit in 2014.

Chern’ee’s paintings have been commissioned by Dreamworld, Queensland Government, Tennis Australia, Former Origin Greats, Caritas Australia, 2018 Commonwealth Games and the National Rugby League.

Chern’ee has been recognised for her many achievements by the following:

  • 2014 National NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award

  • two Creative Spirit Australia Day Awards for Bundaberg

  • two NAIDOC Awards for Bundaberg

  • 2014 Queensland Young Australian of the Year finalist

  • Queensland Pride of Australia Young Leader Award.

She designed the 2015 and 2016 NRL Indigenous All Stars jersey and has held several reconciliation art competitions in schools throughout Queensland.

Chern'ee uses acrylic paints on canvas to bring together stories of traditional Indigenous culture and young people. Many of her artworks have been transformed via digital technology to create designs for merchandise and branding for websites including the Indigenous All Stars jerseys and the logo for the Indigenous Lawyers World Conference.

She uses digital media (websites and podcasts) to engage and inspire people across the world and share her culture and stories.

Chern’ee has donated more than $60,000 to charity through the sale of her artwork. She also donates her time and skills via digital and print media to:

  • raise cultural awareness

  • promote the importance of Indigenous education and health

  • promote reconciliation.

As a digital champion, Chern’ee will continue to share her artwork, her culture and her reconciliation message with the world using digital media.

Chern'ee is nominated by: Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP)

Chern'ee Sutton

Sharing Indigenous culture through art

Chern'ee Sutton is a gifted and successful 19-year-old contemporary Indigenous artist based in Wide Bay. This proud Kalkadoon woman uses her creative talent and her digital media skills to share her culture with the world and promote the ideals of reconciliation to the community.

An incredibly prolific artist, Chern’ee’s artwork has been exhibited throughout Australia and bought by collectors around the world. Highlights include:

  • Chern’ee’s artwork exhibited at the 2014 Australian Open

  • paintings on display in Singapore and Hong Kong

  • artwork in Queensland’s Parliament House

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge given one of Chern’ee’s reconciliation paintings during the Royal visit in 2014.

Chern’ee’s paintings have been commissioned by Dreamworld, Queensland Government, Tennis Australia, Former Origin Greats, Caritas Australia, 2018 Commonwealth Games and the National Rugby League.

Chern’ee has been recognised for her many achievements by the following:

  • 2014 National NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award

  • two Creative Spirit Australia Day Awards for Bundaberg

  • two NAIDOC Awards for Bundaberg

  • 2014 Queensland Young Australian of the Year finalist

  • Queensland Pride of Australia Young Leader Award.

She designed the 2015 and 2016 NRL Indigenous All Stars jersey and has held several reconciliation art competitions in schools throughout Queensland.

Chern'ee uses acrylic paints on canvas to bring together stories of traditional Indigenous culture and young people. Many of her artworks have been transformed via digital technology to create designs for merchandise and branding for websites including the Indigenous All Stars jerseys and the logo for the Indigenous Lawyers World Conference.

She uses digital media (websites and podcasts) to engage and inspire people across the world and share her culture and stories.

Chern’ee has donated more than $60,000 to charity through the sale of her artwork. She also donates her time and skills via digital and print media to:

  • raise cultural awareness

  • promote the importance of Indigenous education and health

  • promote reconciliation.

As a digital champion, Chern’ee will continue to share her artwork, her culture and her reconciliation message with the world using digital media.

Chern'ee is nominated by: Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP)