WHERE: Eco Village Currumbin Valley near cafe and “Ground grocers”
WHEN: Wedneday, 6th June 2018
TIME: 5.30PM - 9.00PM
TOPIC // Being True to Yourself in Business
In the beautiful Currumbin valley we will celebrate the start of winter with a women’s fire circle of sharing and connection along with inspiring artist, Delvene Cockatoo Collins sharing her story.
GUEST SPEAKER //
Delvene Cockatoo Collins - Commonwealth Games Artist
Delvene was the artist behind the medals for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Whilst she is now a professional artist, it was a long pathway to her being able to answer her calling to do what was “burning within”.
She followed a pathway of tertiary studies in arts and worked for many years in government related “artistic” fields and within the indigenous spaces also, but it wasn’t enough. She felt a growing dissatisfaction.
Delvene will share her story about being able to be her authentic self and honour her ancestors and her talents through her calling to be an artist, and business woman. A business woman that lives by her rules, and those of her traditions, and still “commercially “sustains her and her family.
She lives on Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island, and is a proud Nunukul, Ngugi and Goenpul woman of Quandamooka Country.
Her speciality in the art world is in textiles and ceramics. The stories she shares through these mediums are those of her family's lived experiences on Minjerribah, the natural environment, and her responses to representations of images and objects of Quandamooka.
Some of her works are reproduced to a home textiles and homewares range and have been sold throughout Australia and Internationally. She is also commissioned to do private and government works.
Delvene also incorporates local arts projects, including Jarjums Life Museum—a project capturing the lives of children living on Minjerribah and Inala, local cultural events including NAIDOC on Minjerribah, and the Quandamooka Festival.
She lives on Country with her family. It is important to her that her children know their families, their connections, Country, the local language 'Jandai' and their traditional dances.
Proud event supporter:
The green marquee - eco village Currumbin
If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.
What do we mean by real? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you the advice to fix it but rather - they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.