NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019
Elverina Johnson

Elverina Johnson

2017
Artist of the Year

Elverina Johnson is a highly respected  Gurugulu and Indinji Gimuy woman from Yarrabah in far north Queensland – and one of Australia’s most highly respected Indigenous artists. 

With creative talents spanning the spectrum of visual and performing arts, Elverina has been involved in the arts industry for over 30 years as a singer, songwriter, playwright, actor, photographer and artist.

She believes that the arts can empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and restore a genuine sense of pride in their culture and communities, and works with youth and Elders alike to promote cultural respect and integrity.

Elverina volunteers her time to address critical social issues impacting on the lives of people in Indigenous communities, living true to her traditional family name -Bunya Badjil - which means “Good Woman”.