Robert Henderson, Wiradjuri, is the owner and principal artist of the multi award winning Henderson Gallery and Birrang Coffee located in Ernest Street, South Brisbane. Robert is dedicated to fulfilling his Cultural responsibilities, following and practicing the central Wiradjuri law of Yindyamarra, that is ‘to be slow to consider before taking action, to respect, to honour, to be gentle, to be patient, to be kind’, a path he readily acknowledges challenges him to grow daily. The Henderson is underpinned strong social conscience in principal and in action.
Robert’s motto is ‘If not for me, then whom’ which sees him serving as a Professional Visitor to First Nations inmates at SQCC. Robert holds positions on a number of panels including the International Advisory Committee Member: First Nations Perspective, for Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services, Member of the Golbridge First Nations People Reference Group; and is a sought after professional speaker and facilitator.
Robert’s art practice includes publication in AGNSW Society’s LOOK magazine for his 2014 Archibald Prize entry portrait of Archie Roach. More recently Robert’s work has been reinterpreted into haute couture as the First Nations component of 2017 Brisbane Fashion Month. Robert is very honoured to be included in the QTIC Indigenous Champions Network off the back of winning the 2017 Gold Award for Specialised Tourism Services as well as the 2017 Asia Pacific Therapuetic Communities Association Award for Innovation
The Henderson Gallery focuses on First Nations artists, artists who were or are prisoners, emerging artists and first time exhibitors. The Henderson is passionate about providing opportunity in developing emerging talent and providing opportunity which would otherwise be unavailable. Birrang Coffee serves an amazing menu comprised of a selection of seasonal native foods as well as keeping the coffee community supplied with consistently brilliant coffee.
The key element to any successful business is it’s staff and the experience they provide to their clients and the team at The Henderson absolutley provide a unique First Nations experience and associated products and services in a ‘hidden gem’ facility at 92 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, right in the heart of the southern cbd.
For more information and to contact Robert…
Robert at #PSAConvention18
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