LISA SORBIE MARTIN
Presented by BLEACH*
Created to encourage community and togetherness, this BLEACH* commission by First Nation artist, Lisa Sorbie Martin, delivers a visual feast of vibrant flags across Burleigh.
Inspired by living on the Gold Coast and the joy of gathering, It’s A Celebration depicts our lifestyle with vibrant colours. Lisa’s ethos is founded on the belief that many things in life are best enjoyed with others in a celebration of family, friendship, community and togetherness. Gather your loved ones and explore this outdoor gallery.
Lisa Sorbie Martin is a First Nation artist, designer, curator, consultant and cultural educator.
Sorbie—or Lisa, as she is known by most—is of Torres Strait Island descent from Mua and Murray Islands. She was named after her grandmother ‘Sorbie’ which is a ‘Wild Water Cherry’ that is a fruit grown on the beautiful islands where her families originate from.
Lisa is a Gold Coast based Artist, who creates visual art, textile design, wearable art, ceramics, and public art. She is a creative innovator weaving culture and creativity together to produce and tell stories in any community that is site-specific with the use of innovative materials, connecting with both indigenous and non-indigenous story, meaning and/or environment is certainly her signature and strength leaving a legacy of history and culture to enhance, enrich and educate its observer.
Sorbie’s passion and inspiration comes from her family, faith, culture, and the magnificent world we live in.
This is a visual artwork and can be fully experienced by audiences who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.