Recently announced Australia Day Spirit Junior Creative award recipient Chern’ee Sutton is only sixteen but she’s achieved a lot in a few short years.
She’s a highly recognised Indigenous Artists in the region with her artwork being exhibited at Childers Art Space, Gin Gin Regional Art Gallery, Queensland Parliament House, Queensland State Library and Dirty Linen Art Gallery.
Ms Sutton said she was very honoured to be recognised by the Council and Community as a Young Achiever.
Chern’ee is not resting on her laurels, unlike many teenagers on holidays – she made an appearance at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery last week as part of its ‘Meet the Maker’ series.
“I’ve sold a few items from the BRAG gift shop as I explained to people that part of the profits go to Mt Isa to help build an Indigenous Centre,” She said.
Council's Mayor, Cr Mal Forman said Chern’ee is a great example and role model to young people in the region.
“We had many nominations across the various categories for the Australia Day Awards and it is just mindboggling how many people are doing fantastic things for the community,” Cr Forman said.
Chern’ee and other recipients of the Australia Day Spirit Awards will receive their awards on Friday January 25 at the Civic Centre Supper Room from 6.30pm. The public are welcome to attend.