‘Connect to Country’ Shara Delaney, 2022
About the artist
Shara is a Nunagal, Goenbal, Ngugi artist from Quandamooka Country (parts of Moreton Bay). The boundaries include Moreton Island (Mulgumpin), North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) as far as Tingalpa and down to the mouth of the Logan River. She combines her love for colour based on the colours of saltwater country, her family stories with contemporary perspectives of ‘connection’ and ‘place’, to create visually bold and uplifting imagery. Her style and symbols are her own interpretation on community, people or the land and sea.
“This artwork represents the significant connection to water and land, for generations past, present, and future. The colours portray interactions which are informed by cultural values and perspectives of Country. This teaches us how to live with intimate relationships of honesty and respect with all elements of creation, including plants and animals which in turn, reflect the colour palette of Mother Earth.
The main circle symbolises community and people. A place to come together and share knowledge and provide support and services to the wider community.
The smaller circles represent the four Titles offices at the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and North Queensland.”
It’s home at Titles Queensland
Connect to Country was commissioned in 2021 by our inaugural Chief Executive, Liz Dann, to feature as our flagship art piece in the new Queen Street premises. It sits proudly in our Brisbane office foyer for all of our staff, customers and visitors to behold.