We would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people, the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past and present
The Wollemi Pine-inspired Christmas tree art overlay, has been developed via an exciting collaboration with Dr. Bronwyn Bancroft, Jeffrey Samuels, Jude Jarrett, and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.
Dr. Bronwyn Bancroft, is the artist who created the concept of the ground floor interactive art installation. Through this piece, Bronwyn has sought to shine a light on Mother Earth and the beauty of the Australian landscape. The installation wraps around a lustrous vision of bush and rainforest. It is embedded with tools and utensils of which are emblematic of the ingenious innovation of Aboriginal people. As well as the beauty of Indigenous art, intelligence, systems, and knowledge that has existed for over 60,000 years.
Jude Jarrett and Jeffrey Samuels are the creators of the artwork on the Flannel Flowers that can be viewed from Level 1, who together have hand painted over twenty four beautiful creations.
Jude’s artistic practice is informed by research, sketches and transfers, which come to life across different surfaces and forms. This process allows her to connect with her culture and build a sense of belonging with her family and community. Her flowers include vibrant pinks and oranges.
Jeffrey’s flowers mesmerize, with gold and intricate detailing. His work is inspired by his childhood, his spirituality and a deep connection and observance of nature. He explores a spiritual connection to nature and connection to contemporary Aboriginal artistic expression.
To find out more about the QVB Christmas Tree click here.