Two superheroes within our community; a father that bears the traditional fabrics and ornaments of Australia’s first inhabitants. One that challenges colonial tropes and sits proudly, upholding the culture and attitudes of his forebears. Alongside him stands his young daughter, a visibly different superhero, but one with a just as relevant role. She proudly claims fundamental elements of her culture whilst speaking fearlessly in the language of her peers.
Craig Tuffin is a highly regarded artist and educator living on the Tweed Coast in Northern New South Wales. With thirty years of teaching experience, he conducts photography workshops in schools, universities, art institutions (both here and abroad), and his private studio at Banora Point. In that time, he has had the unique opportunity to develop the only Australian State School’ 19th Century Photographic Process’ curriculum.
Tuffin has won numerous awards for his work and is represented by GoldStreet Studios, Victoria/Beijing and the Lebovic Gallery, Sydney.