Born in Cloncurry, Steven Oliver is a descendant of the Kukuyalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi peoples.
He trained as a dancer, actor and singer in the Aboriginal Music Theatre Training Program and at WAAPA. He is also a performance poet.
Merindah Funnell is a proud Wiradjuri artist, a freelance illustrator, who also works at the MCA as an artist educator in the National Centre for Creative Learning. Working as a street artist with various city councils, festivals and schools to create large scale murals she has gained international recognition.
In 1971, Harold Thomas, a Luritja man of Central Australia, the first Aboriginal person to graduate from an art school in Australia, designed the Australian flag.
In 2019 Aboriginal people first became aware that they would have to fight to “free the flag” as it’s use is protected under copyright law.