Proud Lardil woman Joelene Roughsey is one of the stars of an art exhibition now hanging in Charleville in south west Queensland.
Joelene was born in Mount Isa in 1982 but grew up in Mornington Island. Her Language name is Madar meaning the stem of the water lily swaying in the breeze.
Her Father is Leon Roughsey, the son of Tim Roughsey, brother of the famous artist and author Dick Roughsey.
Joelene is one of the artists in the thriving Mornington Island Art Centre scene she entered one of her paintings in Decadence, an exhibition celebrating a decade of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
The exhibition is for the 10th year of the Queensland Regional Art Awards, celebrating a decade of rewarding regional Queensland arts and the wealth of creativity and imagination thriving in the regions.
Joelene won the Remote Artist Award and $1500 cash for her painting "Seagull and Crane - a traditional Lardil story from Mornington Island."
Decadence launched in Charleville recently, with guests travelling from Mornington Island including artist Joelene. The exhibition is in Charleville until August 14 before travelling to Charters Towers and Tambo.
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