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Dylan Sarra

It’s important to encourage young kids to tap into their creativity and have a sense of a culture that existed before they did, It really boosts their self-esteem when they can own a sense of identity and realise how important they are.

SARRA INC is Dylan Sarra. He is a local Indigenous artist who resides in Brisbane and originates from the Bundaberg region and belongs to the Gooreng Gooreng people.

Dylan has worked with a range of clients from both corporate and education sectors.  “We all have a voice, and with a mindset of sharing, caring and respecting each other, these stories can shape our community for open learning and understanding into a positive future.”

Dylan turns his indigenous art into a written language, using traditional symbols and modern colours that, in turn, tell important stories.

In his spare time, if Dylan isn’t down at the creek in a tinny, he runs art workshops at the local schools, teaching children about indigenous culture.

Dylan says that a good artist can be creative and articulate, but it takes a special artist to convey the subject so that everyone ‘gets it’.

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  • Boy and Owl.

Thought I’d try something a little different with this one. The owl is known for its sharp vision and keen observation. What can we learn from that? Like the owl we can possess insight and intuition when we pause and reflect on different situations that are having an impact us. .
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  • Playing possum
Possums are very curious by nature. This illustration captures a sense of this with the playfulness of the child.
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  • The Wedgetail and Boy.

Spread your wings and fly.
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  • The Goanna

Inspired by a suggestion from a friend. I thought about how we see the move of the goanna in try celebrations in the #nrl and initiated by @greg_inglis1 
These types of moves stem from the song and dance about our native Australian animals and the mimicking of their actions. When did this learning process start? As children. .
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  • Dancing with the Brolga.

I remember my Grandmother being a fan of the ballet, but until recently I never really understood why. It wasn’t until I was told about how she loved Swan Lake and the connection to her childhood. 
There was a lagoon not far from where she lived at Tantitha Station, north Bundaberg. This was a place they were told to go play if police were nearby, for fear of being stolen and sent to a mission. At this lagoon my grandma had fond memories of the beautiful trees, white sand and clean water with abundant wildlife. But there was one bird that captured her affection. The Brolga. She loved the way they would dance and sing. 
Hence the reason she loved the ballet. This lagoon no longer exists as its buried under cane fields. The best i can do as an artist is to bring these memories back to life and share them, as they have to me.  I been thinking about you a lot lately Grandma and all our old people we have lost with the stories they tell. This ones for you. ♥️ .
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  • Boy and Dingo. 
We hear a lot about the dingoes on Fraser and how human interaction is heavily discouraged and they are feared. Once upon a time though,they were part of #butchulla culture and had a close connection with the indigenous people of #kgari or otherwise known as Fraser Island.
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