Avril Chapman

I am a proud Ngarrabul/Gomeroi (maternal) and Yuwaalaraay/Kooma(paternal) woman from Ngarrabul country. Art, drawing, sewing, cooking and making art have always been a part of my life far back as I can remember I have always collected all manner of things rocks, flowers, feathers, drift wood etc and taken them home to make artwork with. I am lucky enough to live on a property and have lots of neighbours where there are many bits and pieces of rusty and old relics and many visits to country for collecting things which enable me to repurpose into art. I can therefore incorporate the bounty and beautiful from country with the modern. Identity and culture has always been a part of my life, kept alive thanks to my parents and extended family.