We are far more than 100% owned and operated Aboriginal multimedia business, we live, work and value culture in the manner taught by our old people.
With more than 30 years experience of creating culturally meaningful content, Wayne has built a reputation of trust and friendship in communities from the Torres Strait to Tasmania, from Broome to Bawaka.
Building culturally appropriate photographic libraries, leasing individual images, creating educational and corporate videos are just a few of the services we offer.
Aboriginal Artist Wayne Quilliam’s portrait Silent Strength 2021, depicting Aurukun man Eric Yunkaporta in ceremonial head-wear, has won the 2022 National Photographic Portrait.
Quilliam is a leading Indigenous photographic artist, curator and cultural advisor and describes the portrait as like capturing Mother Earth. “In its purest essence, the evolution of culture connects us to Mother Earth. My role as a storyteller continues to evolve and this capture is akin to a trickle of water merging into a small stream then into the ocean. This image of Eric Yunkaporta from Aurukun is Culture”.
In making their decision, the judging panel - award-winning press photographer Nick Moir together with Sandra Bruce, the National Portrait Gallery’s Director of Collection and Exhibitions and Associate Curator Rebecca Ray - said Quilliam’s portrait was a work of immense power and beauty.
“Everything about this portrait is exceptional. The composition, the contrast, the richness of the colours in the ochres and feathers, and also the sense of pride the subject is portraying – all of these layers and details carry such power in connecting the subject and his story with the audience.”
Quilliam wins $50,000 in prizes: $30,000 cash from the National Portrait Gallery and $20,000 worth of Canon equipment and has announced he will gift more than half back to the Indigenous community.
Indigenous Photographer Wayne Quilliams image of Country announced as one of the
winning images of the 2022 Decade of Change Awards. From stories of environmental anxiety and visions of the devastation wrought by industry, to images confronting us with the effects of global warming upon indigenous communities, they offer an impactful and urgent response to the ways our world is changing.
Decade of Change is a global photography award and exhibition from 1854 and British Journal of Photography, conceived to harness the universal power of photography to inspire climate action. The winning works will be exhibited at City Quays Gallery as part of Belfast Photo Festival.
Wayne Quilliam’s art and animated graphics, was shown on all four pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for Vivid Sydney's First Light ceremony that acknowledges our First Nations culture. this towering projection looks at the balance of our world and reveals how everything is connected.
Everything was created to connect, everything is living.
Our story begins with the creation. The Rainbow Serpent forms the country – and the many totems of sea, land and the night sky that connect to it. From the river estuaries, to the rocks, and the sea, we see fish life and totems of the Sydney basin spring to life across the surface.
Indigenous people make their mark, etching their stories here since time immemorial. These markings become our mapping and knowledge library, ensuring we understand the season, the cycles, while learning to live and care for this ancient land.
This spectacular projection also warns us how unpredictable Country can be. Perhaps it is best to go back and remind ourselves how it was formed and shaped to sit as it does in the southern oceans?
When you listen to the wind that blows across the country, feel the sun, and look at the tidal changes, you are given greater knowledge of our special land. Despite facing uncertain climate change, we can still imagine and celebrate as we draw upon age-old techniques and absorb knowledge from the past to nurture our future.
Wayne Quilliam photographs in Guam
Wayne has been the Cathy Freeman Foundation's photographer and videographer for many years. He travels Wooribinda, Tiwi, Elcho and Palm Islands to record this incredible work.
Wayne has collaborated with more than 50 Indigenous communities across the globe to create their first digital story. He enables individuals, communities and organisations to reclaim their personal cultures and stories while exploring their artistic creativity.
Creating specific visual narratives to meet the individual needs of the client is a skill Wayne Quilliam is well know for. Companies like Ernst and Young and ANZ contract
Wayne to build their photographic libraries.
The United Nations in New York and Geneva have engaged Wayne several times to create culturally appropriate International exhibitions.
Wayne has recorded over 500 conferences and events around the world. Capturing the essence of the moment is his specialty.
Cinema quality drone photographs and video of rural, remote and urban areas
Indigenous photographer Wayne Quilliam exhibits at the United Nations
Indigenous photographer Wayne Quilliam exhibits the Powerhouse Museum
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