Verna is a Pakana/Bunurong woman and was born on Flinders Island, Tasmania in 1947. Aunty Verna has worked in Aboriginal affairs for over 40 years. Aunty Verna is an artist and uses acrylic paints, ochre, pen, a basket weaver using natural grass fibers, kelp for making water carriers. Aunty Verna also is a shell stringer and also trained in Print Design-Certificate 11 finishing in 1999. Aunty Verna has always liked to draw, paint from an early age. Proud of her identity as an Aboriginal artist, she feels positive about the future.
A piece of Aunty’s work was chosen for the 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2005 and one of her collages was chosen for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art award exhibition (Australian Heritage Commission) 1993. The Brest Maritime Museum in France has kelp water carriers made by Aunty Verna in 2008 and she has work collected by The National Gallery in Canberra and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
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