Community: Kubin : QLD
Solomon grew up in Darwin and returned to his mother’s country On Mua Island when he was 15. He has lived in Kubin ever since.
Inspired by the beautiful surroundings of his island home, Solomon’s works draw on both Torres Strait and Melanesian influences. The ideas and themes in his work are influenced by his ancestors; their myths, legends and belief systems.
‘This is why I feel inspired to be a part of recording my people’s cultural heritage visually. I am proud to showcase this knowledge to the world.’
Solomon has a Certificate in Visual Arts and Cert IV in Training and Assessment. He is a founding member and Chair of Ngalmun Lagau Minaral, a board member of the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance and a peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts.