A Professor Wayne Quilliam is recognised as one of Australia’s most creative and innovative photographers working at a local, state, national and international level. His dedication to develop positive and culturally appropriate imaging of Indigenous Australia has been rewarded with numerous awards as has his work in curating and exhibiting more than 140 solo exhibitions in Europe, Asia, USA, South America and Australia over the past 25 years.
Recent exhibitions include Havana, Cuba, Venezuala, Foto Freo, Artistry Gallery, Art Centre Berlin, Boscia Gallery, Fibre Gallery, Gasworks Gallery, Dreaming Gallery, 101 Collins St, W15 in Melbourne, Grenfell Gallery, Adelaide, Garma Gallery, Northern Territory, Portrait Gallery, Canberra and National Museum, Canberra the Sydney Opera House, Sydney.
He opened his European tour that included 80 images of Indigenous celebrations and exhibited in France, Italy, Spain and Germany, many of these images have been included in permanent collections throughout Europe and in public displays.
Wayne has travelled to Mexico City with his international show “Lowanna” and opened by the Australian Ambassador to Mexico, it is now included in the permanent Australian Embassy Collection. He also visted Posta Rica as the Australian Art Ambassador and Photographer for the Cumbre Tajin Festival, a traditional Mexican festival attracting over a quarter of a million people.
After organising exhibitions in Miami, USA he visited Bolivia to work with the traditional people and develop images for a major campaign.
Aboriginal photography is gradually being accepted as a unique artform and Wayne visits Europe continously with two series of his ‘Lowanna’ series that is presented as a collection of spiritual nudes and are on display at Art Centre Berlin, Germany opened by the Australian Ambassador. ‘Lowanna Emergence’ was opened by the European Union Ambassador at the Museum of Young Art in Vienna, Austria in July as a part of the ‘Global Art’ series, Wayne was the only Australian artist invited to participate.