Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson, a Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, started painting around the age of 8 (self-taught). A few years down the track his passion led him to Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE, Echuca Campus where he studied Certificate I, II and III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts. The course gave Brett the opportunity to try different mediums.

After receiving his Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Brett became a trainer, and began to then deliver Certificate I and II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts which he says “was amazing”.

After joining Kaiela Arts, Brett taught Indigenous art classes at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) and Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op. 

Through Brett’s art, he likes to share stories that Ihe has picked up along his life’s journey. From my family, dreaming stories, experiences, memories and emotions. It is a way he keeps in touch with his culture. 
Brett feels strongly about leaving something behind in the way of contributing and continuing culture for future generations. “For me art has always been a part of what I am. I love to express myself through my art and I get great release from the normal stresses of everyday life.”

“Art for me has also been a great healing tool that when I am painting it takes me to a different place of peace, joy and happiness, and nothing else seems to exist. Art is my passion and I love my culture.”