|Lelearna Shelley||St Columban's College (Caboolture)|
|Where are Our Warriors|
|Diptych, Lino carving, photography, digital imaging|
I intend to study tropical medicine as I am passionate about health and once finishing school, I hope I can continue to incorporate my creative thinking into my medical studies. My Solomon Islander culture is my main inspiration for my art. During this year I have gained new knowledge about the history and importance of certain events that have impacted traditional culture and how it affects me today, and also my people for the future. I find it very important to keep exploring this as traditions are becoming more westernised and the culture itself may be lost in the future.