Our unique Artist Craig Tapp facilitates Sand Art Workshops for schools, kindergartens and groups. Whilst he guides the participants and teaches them how to create the ‘Sand Art’ to a specific design/theme, he then tells the stories of his Country, people and Culture. As a cultural facilitator eco-environmental art mentor and teacher Tappy’s art acts Read More ...
CV Craig Tapp Cultural Artist
8 Stradbroke Place, Dunwich, Qld. 4183
Mobile: 0432 427 338 – email: email@example.com
I am an Aboriginal Artist, cultural youth mentor who supports the maintenance and promotion of culture of the clans of the Quandamooka region Our art is important to us because we can express ourselves, paint our stories and share our culture with our community and visitors to the Redlands and Moreton Bay Islands.
The Indigenous people of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) and the Quandamooka region have an uninterrupted history of living on an island that dates back thousands of years to be preserved and protected for our future generations
My art work includes acrylic on canvas, sand art on canvas. Jewellery designs carved from dugong bone and coral. As an environmental /ecological ephemeral artist I create designs in the sand using ocker, quoompie shells, pipi shells, quoompie pearls, black coal, red, blue, green and yellow mineral sands and clay high lighting the celebration of nature and the need to reclaim damaged landscapes, restore ecosystems to establish a balanced coexistence with natural systems.
Art Work Exhibitions, Art Festivals, Art Work Installations, Activities 2004 – 2013
I commenced my art career in 2004 with a short break – 2009-2010 when I spent spiritual time in the Central Dessert. From 2004 to present I have been actively involved with the Salt Water Murri Quandamooka Gallery Artist Collective
2004 Design of (SIDS) Sudden Infants Death Syndrome Poster
2005 University of Qld. SWMQ Gallery Artist Exhibition – The Stolen Generation
2006 SWMQ Gallery Artist Collective Cleveland Art Gallery
2007 SWMQ Gallery Artist Collective – Post Card Exhibition
2008 CIAF – Cairns Indigenous Art Fare – SWMQ Gallery Artist Collective
2011 CIAF – Cairns Indigenous Art Festival – SSWMQ Gallery Artist Collective
2011 Lines In The Sand Festival, Stradbroke Island Sand Art Installation Workshops
2012 CIAF – Cairns Indigenous Art Festival – SWMQ Gallery Artist Collective
2012 White Canvas Brisbane, SWMQ Gallery Artist Collective
2012 Lines in the Sand Festival, Stradbroke Island, Art Installation Workshops
2012 Island Vibes Festival, Stradbroke Island, Art Installation Workshops
2012 Alexander Hills High School grounds, Yarning Circle, Art Work on Poles
2012 Redland City Council Buzz Festival, Sand Art Installation
2013 Invited to design, install Sand Art Installation – Lines in the Sand Festival
2013 Invited to apply to design and install Sand Art Installation & Workshops
Redland Ignites Art Festival
2013 Wynnum Child Safety Family Fun Day – April Sand Art Installation & Workshop
2013 Invited to design install Sand Art Installation Island Vibes Festival, North Stradbroke Island
2013 Invited to design install Sand Art Installation – Bush Tucker Festival No. Stradbroke Island
2013 Successful Applicant to Redland City Council – Conservation Grant – Solo Exhibition to be held at Wooloogabba Art Gallery and Cleveland Library– Oct. 2013 titled: “[Mother Earth Coming Together For all the Children.