Meet Holly

Contemporary Aboriginal Artist

Contemporary Australian Art

Contemporary Aboriginal Artist and teacher, Holly Sanders, is a proud Bundjalung woman from the North Coast of New South Wales. She is currently living and working on Yuin Country, on the South Coast of New South Wales. Through her art, she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. 

Her art is a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture. The colours and patterns used in her work is inspired by her ancestral homeland, Bundjalung Country of Australia’s East Coast. Painting is important for her identity, wellbeing and expresses the way she understands and respects her culture, ancestors and Country.

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I always look to Country – the land, sky and the sea- and use these images, memories and stories to paint. The stories, colours and patterns of Country at different times of the day and year influence heavily in my art. 

Painting keeps my culture strong, it is good for my health and well-being and it takes me back spiritually and historically to who I am. From a young age, I have been painting, my mother is an artist and always encouraged me to draw and paint. My love for art has been greatly influenced by my mother and watching her paint. I’m hoping to pass this love of painting onto my own jarjums (children)

Holly Sanders

Australian artist