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Monday 15 July 2024

Gunduy Waymba-nyu (Cassowary go walk-about)

11 March 2022 - 13 April 2022

Gunduy Waymba-nyu (Cassowary go walk-about)

Cherie Mooner

Cherie Mooner, Along the forest path, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 16cm. 

Cherie Mooner is a Djiru Traditional Owner of the Mission Beach area. She lives at Mission Beach on her Traditional Land. Cherie is an emerging artist who has created a number of unique paintings depicting her traditional Country and the animals that live within it. She first exhibited at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2020, where she successfully sold-out the majority of pieces in her collection. Since her first exhibition, Cherie has gained much attention from private and institutional collectors. 

Gunduy Waymba-nyu (Cassowary go walk-about) features cassowary paintings on canvas, including unique shaped and raised / layered canvases. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.