Tully De Vries is a Gamilaroi and Dharug single mum and multi-disciplinary artist, with a strong focus on contemporary First Nations arts and cultural expression through dance, fine art and poetry. During her time as an artist Tully has exhibited in group and solo shows, and her work is held in both private and public collections. Tully’s work explores the cross section between Gamilaroi spirituality and her interest in the big questions of life, death and her metaphysical connection to the universe.
Tully has worked closely with the education systems in Queensland and NSW to create bespoke programs and activities for young people that explore arts, crafts and First Nations cultural identities. She has developed projects and networks with community arts organisations, dance groups, festivals and has a wealth of experience running artistic workshops for people with disability.
Tully has also produced and managed programs alongside Rhoda Roberts on the Dreaming Festival and Boomerang at Blues Fest in addition to her more bespoke community arts programs.
Tully’s current photographic series is an in depth catalogue of roadkill across the Upper Hunter Valley that explores the deep visceral nature of death and decay in the Colony. Tully is also the co-host of the new Awesome Black podcast Trash Tiddas alongside Brooke Scobie and Amy Farrell.
Check out Tully’s Etsy store Lost Country by Tully