ICON 2014

The ICON 2014 Committee is delighted to have commissioned award winning Indigenous artist, Laurie Nilsen, to design the conference logo with an Australian twist.

Laurie trained in the graphic arts and uses drawing, painting and sculptural mediums often featuring barbed wire as a medium encompassing cultural, political and environmental concerns. Although most of his work tackles issues that concern Aboriginal people, he recognises these concerns also affect non-Aboriginal people. Laurie was a foundation member of the Campfire Group Artists in the early 1990s and currently works with the proppaNOW Collective. Laurie has been the recipient of numerous art awards including winning the 2007 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for 3D work. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, and he was one of the first ‘urban’ Aboriginal artists to have work acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.

Different aspects of the brain are highlighted showcasing various disciplines....all with traditional Aboriginal/Indigenous painting art styles.