Celebrating NAIDOC Week - Knowing the artist behind the poster

By Rise
05 July 2021

Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean Douglas has won the 2021 National NAIDOC Poster competition from a record 260 entries.

Maggie-Jean describes herself as ‘a proud murri’. Her mob is Gubbi Gubbi from the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland though she grew up on Goreng Goreng Country and has been living on Ngunnawal Country for the past three years.

Maggie-Jean has always ‘had an appreciation for anything that involved creating’ and her earliest memories of being inspired by art came from her Aunty’s artworks.

She said she has always had a strong connection to Aboriginal art ‘[I] never thought I’d be able to create it the way I have over the past few years. 

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