HOCKEY QUEENSLAND PRESENTS HOCKEY ART TO ISQ PRESIDENT
At the Oz Minerals Queensland Indigenous Sports Awards in Cairns earlier this month Hockey Queensland and Indigenous artist Kevin Edmonstone presented a piece of Hockey Art to ISQ President Wayne Coolwell.
Hockey Art is an initiative of Hockey Queensland and their Remote and Indigenous Hockey Program that combines sport and culture and aims to encourage community involvement and offer opportunities to expand horizons for self-awareness and self-development through Hockey Art, Education and Player Development.
Kevin Edmonstone, the artist who painted the piece presented to ISQ, is from Yarrabah. Yarrabah country is where the sea meets the land and the painting represents the sea creatures that are special to the area. Without fishing as a food source - the community would not traditionally survive and this represents the essence of community in the area.