Blank 80 page notebook printed on recycled paperstock with soy based inks. Dimensions: 210 x 150mm. Artist: Silas Hobson, Language: Kuuku Y’au / Wuthathi.

Bio: Silas is a member of the Lockhart River Gang - a group of accomplished artists from the east coast of Cape York who work at the Lockhart River Arts Centre. Silas is a Kuuku Y’au / Wuthathi speaker who was born in 1978 and grew up in Lockhart River. His paintings have developed a distinctive style and imagery and his limited edition prints are of high technical quality. Silas’s work is about his country and animals and is a contemporary response to the traditional culture and isolation of his community. Silas also likes to play football and go hunting and fishing.

Original artwork details: Kaa’uma (echidna), linocut printed in red ochre ink from one block, edition of 19, 565 mm x 760 mm, 2008.

Blak Flair is a KickArts creative merchandise project that has been generously supported by the Christensen Fund. The project aims to develop a collection of merchandise that portrays the work of Indigenous artists from Far North Queensland to promote their work and cultural importance to the broader community.