Aboriginal photographer, artist, film maker, drone pilot, A.Professor Wayne Quilliam continues to expand his cultural practice as one of Australia’s leading creative minds. His award-winning career includes the coveted NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year, Human Rights Media Award, Walkley Award for photojournalism, and nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic.
He has created and curated over 300 exhibitions throughout the world and is the first photographer to hold four individual exhibitions at the UN in New York and Geneva for his work on Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Quilliam works with Indigenous groups in Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Guam developing intercultural art and cultural exchanges.
In 2021, Quilliam released his first book, Culture is Life, and his work will be projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Vivid festival.
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