2 – 9 July 2023
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Lowell Hunter

Lowell Hunter

2022
Creative Talent Award

Lowell Hunter, known as Salty One, is a Nyul Nyul man originally from the Kimberley region in Western Australia.

Lowell is very passionate about Aboriginal culture and traditional dance, which he has been practising since the age of ten. Lowell uses his feet to stamp, hop and carve the sand to create vast contemporary artworks that are integrated into the landscape and captured for posterity with drone photography. Years of cultural dancing are channelled into his works, and he carries a beat as he walks through the sand and creates art that connects to Country and culture.

Lowell also teaches other dancers how to create art. He recently partnered with the Koko dance troupe, a group for young Aboriginal boys from Warrnambool in Victoria. Together they created a specially commissioned piece that featured the shapes of eels and whales, a homage to the storytelling traditions of the Eastern Maar people, the original custodians of parts of Victoria's southwest.

In addition to creating art, Lowell delivers cultural strengthening programs in schools and facilitates interactive sand art and culture workshops with students on the beach.