Donella Waters, an artist from Kamilaroi country, has won the 2014 Jobfind Calendar Art Competition and taken home the $ 500 prize, accelerating her journey to realising a long-held dream of holding an art exhibition overseas. She is pictured here, on the left, with Carly Randle of Jobfind.
Having grown up in the Toomelah Mission, NSW, Donella draws creative inspiration from her Kamilaroi heritage. “My aboriginal heritage is …implanted in me, it has always been very spiritual to me and … influenced my life remarkably,” she says. It is this connection with the natural landscape in Northern NSW that inspired her winning artwork “My homeland”, pictured below.