Bea Nambooka Edwards is of Pyemmairrener (TAS) heritage and was taught how to paint by her grandmother. Her work is about flora and fauna, nature, spirituality, and Indigenous development. Bea's work is strikingly bold, distinctive and unique. Bea is a keen community worker with a deep understanding of Aboriginal issues.
Beverley Meldrum is Wirangu (SA) through her Dad's side of the family. Bev was born in South Australia and moved to the Mornington Peninsula 30 years ago. Bev is an emerging artist and enjoys working with a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, timber, stone and kelp.
Bob Kelly is of Wathaurong (VIC) heritage and is a founding member of Baluk Arts. Bob enjoys painting with oils and expressing the spirit of the Mornington Peninsula landscape from an Aboriginal perspective in a traditionally European style. Bob also enjoys wood carving and pyrography.
Daniel Kelly is of Wathaurong (VIC) heritage and has become a major artist at Baluk Arts. Dan's work focuses on reconnecting with culture and expresses his passion for Aboriginal issues, family, environment and politics.
Dominic Bramall-White is Pyemmairrener (TAS) and was adopted early in life. His artwork is an exploration of the lost parts of his heritage creating a deeper understanding of his identity. His artwork explores themes of landscape and peoples interaction with place, family, genetics and biology.
Jacinta Kelly is a young Wathaurong (VIC) woman who has participated in numerous artistic projects, exhibitions and community initiatives through Baluk Arts since 2012. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of mediums, from painting and printmaking to handmade jewellery and small objects.
Jadah Pleiter is a Palyku (WA) artist residing in Victoria. Influenced throughout her childhood by the artistic success of her Aunt Sally Morgan and her Step Mother Jody Broun, Jadah draws on her rich upbringing to express through visual media the stories she wishes to tell.
Kaiit Waup is a young Gunditjmara (VIC), Torres Strait Islander and Papua New Guinean woman. Kaiit has participated in many workshops in the studio learning different mediums and creating new works in stencil art, painting, soft sculpture and natural and silver jewellery making.
Kirsty Bell was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula and is of Arrernte (NT) descent. Kirsty has recently discovered her love and skill for traditional weaving and also enjoys working with other natural materials such as kelp, ceramic, acrylic paints and ochre.
Lynnette Pitt's bloodline travels from Arabana people (SA) where her mother was born and Thursday Island (Torres Strait) where her father was born and grew up. Lynette spent two years with Baluk Arts and has recently moved back to Sydney. She is still greatly connected and Baluk Arts is something that is deeply important to her.
Kunda Beamo was born in Melbourne in 1941 and is of Yamadji (WA) descent. Kunda's work represents elders, spirits, dancers and animals portrayed in both contemporary and traditional techniques. He draws inspiration from reclaiming his identity and culture.
Matt Delaney is a Kamilaroi (NSW) man who has grown up in an artistic family. Matt enjoys creating vibrant paintings on canvas and wood using symbols and dots which represent various stories that are close to him. He hopes that people will find joy in looking at the work that he finds so much purpose in creating.
Lindi Dietzel is of Yorta Yorta (VIC) heritage and was born on the Mornington Peninsula. She is committed to support, advocacy, health and education for Aboriginal people and uses art as therapeutic expression and a way to connect to culture.
Patrice Muthaymiles Mahoney is a Kamilaroi, Anewan and Dunghatti (NSW) artist and is a printmaker, sculptor, weaver and painter. She works in hebel, clay, kelp, reed, wire, raffia, oils, acrylic and ink. Patrice expresses herself through motifs and symbols and is deeply inspired by connection to place.
Lisa Waup was separated from her Gunditjmara (VIC) and Torres Strait Islander family at a young age. Lisa has developed a distinctive weaving practice and her work is usually made of many layers that symbolise reattaching layers of history and story to reconnect to her heritage.
Tallara Gray is a descendant of the Gudang (QLD) people of far north Cape York. Tallara is interested in exploring her experience of Aboriginal culture and family stories through sculpture and mixed media works, including photographic and text explorations.