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Collette Gray was born at Ceduna,  South Australia. She enjoyed painting at school, she likes the look of art work whether its been dotted or painted.

Her mother Janine Gray and mother in-law Verna Lawrie are both artists, and watching them paint gave her the feeling to get in there and start painting too, she also likes to use earth colours.

I get my inspiration from the varieties of bush tucker in my Country. My work is also influenced by my environment. The whirly winds, the whales, the vastness of the Nullarbor, and  the wanna (Sea).


  • Our Mob Exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre 2012 - 2017
  • Arid Land Sculptural Festival - Life on the Edge, Arid Land Botanical Garden, Port Augusta 2016
  • GaRa Mirnaarda, Ceduna Memorial Hall, SA 2016
  • GaRa Mirnaarda, Port Augusta Cultural Centre, SA 2016
  • Red Poles McLaren Vale Adelaide 2019
  • Tarnanthi Art Fair 2019

Community Outreach

  • Wai - This is Us! Project, October Ongoing 2016
  • Painting Mural, Ngura Yadurirn Family and Day Care Centre 2016
  • Art Footpath Project, Ceduna District Council 2016
  • Front Fence, Ngura Yadurirn Family and Day Care Centre 2015
  • BP Facelift Project, BP Ceduna 2015
  • Facelift Project, White Lion Stride 2014
  • School Community Project, Ceduna Area School 2014
  • Primal Project Streaky Bay, 2018
  • Mural ACE OPEN 2019
  • No Black Sea ACE OPEN Adelaide SA 2019
  • Sydney Art Fair Morning Herald News 2019
  • Darwin Art Fair Curators NT 2019
  • Children Family Centre Ngura Yadurirn Centre ( Ceramic Workshop ) 2019
  • Department Child Protection Centre Mural on the Wall 2019


  • 1st Prize Painting, Tauondi Aboriginal College 2013