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Delvene Cockatoo-Collins


Multi-disciplinary artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins was yearning to come home to Minjerribah.

After living far away from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) for many years, Delvene returned to Quandamooka Country in 2012. It was a difficult move for her family and Delvene knew it would change everything. Connecting back to Country, to family and artistic practice, proved transformative for Delvene’s future, as well as for her childrens’.

You can listen to the podcast episode below and download the transcript here.

Where I Belong is proudly presented by Museum of Brisbane.
Where I Belong is written and produced on Turrabul and Yaggera land by Wendy Love.
Museum of Brisbane acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land and pays its respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Thanks to Dylan Ransom-Hughes for doing the final mix on this episode. Special thanks to Louise Martin-Chew. Theme music by Blue Dot Sessions.

About Delvene Cockatoo-Collins

DELVENE COCKATOO-COLLINS is a Quandamooka woman who expresses the stories of her family’s lived experience on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and responds artistically to historical images and texts. Delvene is the designer of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 prize-winners’ medals, commemorative medal and the large inflatable Migalu (white humpback whale) that featured in the Opening Ceremony. Delvene lives and works in Goompi (Dunwich) on Minjerribah.

Delvene Cockatoo-Collins. Photo: Kara Roseland.

About Wendy Love

WENDY LOVE (host + producer) is a journalist, audio producer, and storyteller who has worked in Australia and the United States. Born in California, Wendy was a reporter and producer for NPR affiliate Houston Public Radio (USA). Her work also aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. She first came to Australia in 2003 and, in recent years, produced The Art Show for ABC’s Radio National and a blog relating stories of non-profit and social enterprises. Wendy lives in inner Brisbane, the longest place she’s ever called home.

Photo: Wendy Love.

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