Garry Purchase

Garry is a proud Aboriginal man of Dharawal, Bidjigal and Dhungutti descent. He grew up in Sydney's Eastern suburbs in Botany and was raised amongst the Aboriginal community of La Perouse.

His style is a more modern take on traditional Aboriginal art, steering away from the common dreamtime stories and focusing on his own personal journey, experiences and social issues that pushes a lot of creative boundaries as he stretches the limits of what Aboriginal art can be.

His works have attracted a lot of attention and have also earned Garry a few awards. He took out the major first prize Tony Donovan Award at Reconciliation Exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery in both 2014 and 2016 with "One Nation" and "Under The Southern Cross" respectively.

His painting "The Journey" won both the Aboriginal Health award and the People's Choice award at Mental Health Art Works! 2014 and he also won the Aboriginal Health award again in 2016 with "Missing Pieces" and in 2017 with his piece “Tribal Blood”


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Pieces used by Koori Curriculum


Used on our social media, downloadables, website banners, product artwork and webinar titles.


Used on our social media, downloadables, website banners, product artwork and webinar titles.


Designed for Koori Curriculum by Garry as the cover design of the Educator Yarns book and podcast

Chloe Lee - Barka Arts

Hello!! I’m Chloe, Owner of Barka Arts.

I’m an Artist, Creator, Qualified Early Childhood Educator, Mum & Wife.

A proud young Indigenous Woman from Barkindji & Maliangappa Mobs situated along the Darling River Western NSW.
 Gamilaroi from Northern NSW. With also ties to Biripi Eastern NSW.

I have a background in Aboriginal Art, Dancing, & Cultural Workshops.

My professional background is in Early Childhood Education.

Working many years with children and families I found a passion for creating authentic Indigenous resources for play-based learning and education.

I also love sharing my art with the aim to educate, close gaps and to be culturally inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture & People.

Thank you for supporting Aboriginal Creators and businesses!

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Pieces used by Koori Curriculum


Used on our social media, downloadables, website banners, product artwork and webinar titles.


Used on our social media, downloadables, website banners, product artwork and webinar titles.

Maddison Connors

Madison Connors is a 30 -year-old proud and strong Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Gamilaroi woman.

Born and raised in Shepparton, spending the majority of her life living on her grandmother’s Country, she now resides in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She lives with her supportive and loving partner Andrew, her strong, creative and outgoing four-year-old son Marley, and her beautiful, quiet and happy five-month-old daughter, Yindi.

Her experiences as an Aboriginal woman have shaped her ambitions and her perspectives on the world, which in turn translates into her visual representations. For as long as she can remember, she knew she wanted to create a positive change and for her this includes sharing, teaching and creating artwork that provokes conversations.

Her visions vary from piece to piece though a general overall feeling she wants from a piece to really capture the audience’s minds, she wants to ignite a sense of connection to the piece and a feeling of emotions.


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Pieces used by Koori Curriculum


This piece was commissioned by Koori Curriculum to be used as the centre piece of the Koori Curriculum Club

Are you looking to get your entire team on the same page, with a shared understanding, for the year ahead?

Our Programming & Planning seminar has been designed to be budget friendly professional development for early years educators.

Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum will support educators through challenges, provide practical examples and guide reflections to build educators cultural confidence and capability.