Rheanna is a Yuin woman and started painting when she was a young child, finding it as a great way to connect her to her culture. She is passionate about Aboriginal art and its ability to tell stories. In 2014 she created her art business Ngandabaa, which means ‘Red Belly Snake’ and was her grandfather’s totem and nickname.
The art featured on the frames is called ‘Unity’, representing the unity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, past, present and future. Rheanna describes the heart of this year’s artwork as ‘always guided by our Ancestors and our Elders, we come together as one. By coming together, we enable the acknowledgement of our past, and move towards a more united future’.