Melinda Serico is a descendant of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi people from the Sunshine Coast region on her grandmother’s side, and the Iman people from Central Queensland on her grandfather’s side. She is a practising visual artist inspired by places in the landscape, nature’s beauty and her cultural heritage.
Melinda describes learning about cloak making through a historical newspaper article, which inspired her to research her cultural connections and traditional practices further. Her digital story reflects on the important intergenerational exchange that occurred during community collaborations and workshops that she participated in.
Melinda has shared her artwork and story as part of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Community Cloak.
Digital story with Melinda Serico
Location: kuril dhagun, SLQ, 2016
A part of Art of the Skins exhibition
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Melinda Serico.