We chatted with Robert Henderson ahead his ClassBento workshop as part of NAIDOC Week.
Describe your art in a few words:
How did you first get started in painting and art?
I was in a standoff with a canvas. I blinked first.
What inspires your designs?
Who or what influences your art?
Who’s your favourite artist?
What message do you hope to achieve with your art?
Story is everything.
How will you celebrate NAIDOC week?
It’s all year long.
Tell us about your art gallery and the Birrang Dining cafe?
Operating under Culturally sound negotiations with Traditional Owners informed by Wiradyuri central law/lore Yindyamarra .
What are the plans for the future?
[To] fulfil my cultural responsibilities.
About Robert Henderson
Robert Henderson, Wiradjuri, is the principal artist and owner of The Henderson Gallery and Birrang Coffee. Robert produces original narrative works drawn from Wiradjuri Culture, history and spirituality. Robert also produces commentary works, portraiture; as well as Commission works by request. http://roberthenderson.com.au/