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Inspirational success stories of Aboriginal people

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Inspirational success stories

The following Victorian Aboriginal business owners and employees from across the state have received support through Victorian Government initiatives and programs:

Blak DOT Gallery

BLAK Dot Gallery 

BLAK Dot Gallery is a contemporary, Indigenous run arts space that showcases artworks of world Indigenous cultures. A firm supporter of emerging artists, Blak DOT Gallery is developing as a unique arts space for launches and exhibitions, providing a market for artists to sell their product. Photograph by James Henry.

Eric Brown 

Eric Brown 

Eric Brown, a self-taught artist specialising in didgeridoo playing and artworks has been painting and carving for more than 18 years. Eric works and exhibits at Kaiela Arts in Shepparton – a shopfront for local Indigenous artists to showcase and sell their work. Photograph by James Henry.

James Henry 

 Image of photographer James Henry taking a picture on his camera

James Henry arrived at photography after working as a musician and event organiser. James aims for photography that captures the true emotions of situations, and he draws on his keen eye for the focal point that inspires discussion and debate.

Native Oz Cuisine

Native Oz Cuisine 

Native Oz Cuisine is a premium catering service which incorporates the use of native Australian ingredients for all corporate events, weddings and functions. The company offers native Australian ingredient consultancy with nutritional and historical information. Photograph by James Henry.

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