Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is a Quandamooka indigenous woman and successful commercial artist from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
Recent highlights of her artistic career include designing the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 prizewinner medals, commemorative medal and the large inflatable Migalu, which featured in the Opening Ceremony.
Delvene has strong consultative abilities and will add exceptional value and perspective to the PMSA’s Policy Committee. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Committee for Brisbane where she has developed policy recommendations for both the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government.
Her areas of interest on this Committee includes the 2032 Olympic Bid, Arts Policy, Indigenous Community Engagement and Small Business.
A successful artist and business owner, Delvene has a passion for many things including education and is a strong advocate and representative of women and indigenous Australians. She has first-hand experience of independent Christian education. Delvene attended both Fairholme College and Kooralbyn International School and her son boarded at Brisbane Boys’ College.
- Member – PMSA Policy Committee (appointed 2020)
- Member – Committee for Brisbane Advisory Board
- Commissioned artist – 2018 Commonwealth Games
- Reconciliation Action Plan Artwork – Star Entertainment
- Commissioned artist – Redland City Council, Brisbane City Council
- Finalist – Memento Awards 2002
- Artist in Residence – Museum of Brisbane, Cooroora Institute