Brushing traditions | Sarina Russo

Brushing traditions

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
Emily smiling warmly
Brushing traditions

Emily Robinson, a young Indigenous woman with an unwavering passion for sharing the richness of Indigenous Art and Stories, embarked on an entrepreneurial journey to inspire and educate the world about her culture. Through her creative talents, she produces an array of products that beautifully showcase her art and engage with local schools on the Darling Downs to share the wisdom and stories of her heritage.

Emily's dedication and talent have gained recognition, leading her to be engaged by a local school to paint totems that embrace her stories, enlightening the students about the depth and beauty of Aboriginal culture. Her recent monumental project involves painting a mural at the prestigious Nissan Arena in Brisbane, the home of the Firebirds Netball Team, a venture that not very much embodies her culture.

With a thriving online presence, boasting an impressive following of over 30,000 on TikTok, Emily utilises her platform to extend her goal of taking Indigenous Art and Culture to the world. She envisions a future where Aboriginal art is showcased through original artworks and murals for various businesses and local community organisations, integrated into everyday products like phone cases and water bottles.

Emily's journey is not solely about her artistic ventures; it's about inspiring the younger generation to embrace their roots, find their passion, and believe in their potential. Through her business, she imparts essential values such as financial management, time management, effective communication, and goal setting, instilling the importance of accountability and dedication in the pursuit of success.

Her impactful contributions extend beyond the realm of entrepreneurship. Emily has played a pivotal role in providing education about Aboriginal culture, art, and ways of life within school systems. Through workshops and cultural talks, she shares the profound stories of Elders and the experiences that have shaped their lives. Her paintings, particularly the totems, reflect community meanings and serve as a tribute to unity and appreciation of diverse cultures.

Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs has provided crucial guidance and support, helping Emily set and achieve her goals while remaining focused on her passion for sharing Aboriginal culture with the world. The mentoring and training have opened up new pathways and opportunities, reinforcing her belief in the potential for growth and change while staying true to her roots.

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Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.