Exhibitions

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach presents exhibition by Indigenous artist

From 22nd March, Chern’ee Sutton will be presenting her anticipated exhibition entitled Caina Putut Ilya Wartanganha (Long Ago, Today, Tomorrow) at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.

Guests and locals are invited to immerse themselves in the exhibition of over 30 pieces on display in the hotel throughout the duration of the Commonwealth Games, until 1 May.

The works feature the vibrant colours and 3D world of Sutton’s unique style which celebrates Indigenous culture through stories, dance and art.

Amery Burleigh, General Manager of Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, said that it was an honour to showcase Sutton’s work at the hotel.

“The team from Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach are thrilled to be invited by Chern’ee Sutton to host her latest exhibition – Caina Putut Ilya Wartanganha.”

“Sutton’s work is a beautiful celebration of so many aspects of Indigenous culture.

“Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach will soon welcome guests to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games.”

“Sutton’s work plays an important part in the event with her art featured on Borobi’s hands and feet welcoming all of the athletes, spectators and officials to the area for this international event.”

“Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach has a strong association with the arts, the Commonwealth Games and our local Indigenous community.”

“I anticipate that this particular exhibition will be very popular with both our guests and the locals.”

Chern’ee Sutton is a contemporary Indigenous artist from the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland. At just 21 years of age, her work has been exhibited at Queensland Parliament and around the world at art fairs in Hong Kong, Singapore and England.

In addition to the Commonwealth Games, she has also designed pieces for the NRL, Tennis Australia and the AFL.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is proud to support the Commonwealth Games and has played a key hosting role since being the host hotel for the original bid for the games.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach has strong ties with the local Indigenous community including through the Preston Campbell Foundation Indigenous Employment Program and the hotel was the first on the Gold Coast to fly the Aboriginal flag.

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