Professor Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists, curators and cultural advisers working on the international scene. His awards for his career include the NAIDOC Indigenous Artist of the Year, AIMSC Business of the Year, Human Rights Media Award and the Walkley Award for photojournalism including being nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic.
Quilliam is an expert in contemporary visualisation of Indigenous Australia and has worked with the Cathy Freeman Foundation for the last three years, helping to profile the Foundation’s work through his unique images. His photographic pieces of art depict the raw nature of community, landscapes and nature at its most striking moments in time. He has created and curated over 140 exhibitions throughout the world and been published in more than 1000 magazines, books and newspapers.
His work includes documenting significant Indigenous events over the past 20 years including the Apology, 1967 Referendum anniversary, Garma, Laura, Burunga, Dreaming and Yeperenye festivals and thousands of community events throughout the country. Wayne works with Indigenous groups in Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Guam developing intercultural art and cultural exchanges with the vision of creating global exhibitions.