Internationally exhibited artist and Palm Island Aboriginal elder, Billy Doolan has exhibited and led cultural programmes across Australian and the world.
Sharing inspirational messages and his artistic talents and techniques, he continues to educate students, dignitaries and art fans on the importance of caring for the environment. His influence has reached as far as Hong Kong and Sicily as-well-as across many parts of Australia.
Billy Doolan – Patterns of Life, opening June 23 at Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates is a comprehensive look at the symmetry and organic lines, intrinsic to the natural world, that he translates to canvas. He does so in astonishing detail and with great beauty. The exhibition will feature large scale paintings that continue his environmental activism and education message as well as themes including: Aboriginal stories, songs, the seasons, food, sacred places and burial sites.