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Thursday, 11 July 2019
Showcasing one of our former Youth Parliament inspired young people

Chern'ee Sutton, 22, is a proud Kalkadoon woman & artist from Mount Isa, Queensland who is passionate about her culture and history, and wants to share that with the rest of the world through her art. Her unique style combines two worlds of traditional aboriginal heritage with a modern contemporary twist which has caught the eyes of collectors around the world including Royalty. Chern’ee created the Aboriginal markings and story to Borobi the 2018 Commonwealth Games Mascot and was an artist in residence in the Athletes Village during the Games creating a 10metre art piece with the Athletes and Dignitaries such as His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales. 

She also participated in Youth Parliament in Queensland in 2012 and 2013 and credits the program with giving her lifelong skills, friendships, and confidence to speak up on issues of importance to young people.

Chern’ee’s paintings have been commissioned by The Queensland Government, The National Rugby League, Tennis Australia, The Department of Veterans Affairs, The Commonwealth Games and The Australian Defence Force to name a few.

Chern’ee has one painting hanging permanently on the reconciliation level of Queensland Parliament House, two paintings hanging in The Queensland State Library, two paintings hanging in The Royal Collection in Buckingham Palace and has exhibited her artworks around the world including Honk Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and London.

See Chern'ee's website here.

All Y Australia delegates attending the YMCA175 Global Gathering will proudly wear one of Chern’ee’s design on our polo shirts.