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Faith Miles

N’yunga gaian – Sun going down 2009


Artist Statement

Who watched it then?
Whose feet made pools in the shimmering gold as they stood loving the soft flame of the sun’s fade?
Who turned and smiled to see their footprints washed away as the dancing waves will do? Who never imagined it could be forever?


Faith Miles is a descendant of the Yugambeh people, Traditional Owners of the Gold Coast and the valleys beyond.

In creating artwork of the region, Faith has focused for many years on exploring the naturally occurring designs and patterns within the landscape of the Yugambeh lands. This work has covered the flat lands sheltered by the bay islands to the north, the rainforests of the hinterland, the gorges and creeks of the mountain range, the sandy surf coast and the plains and valleys to the west.

“It’s through the natural art of the Yugambeh lands that we can feel a deep connection with our ancestors. When they stood here, it was the same as now. It goes on forever. “

Faith’s work includes photography, digital artworks, and watercolours. Her work is displayed at the Gold Coast Entertainment and Convention Centre at Burleigh Heads and has been exhibited in Metropolitan and Regional Galleries in South East Queensland. Faith’s photography appears in Gatherings 11 - Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art From Queensland Australia compiled by Marion Demozay.