Some people are stories

12/06/2018 - 30/06/2020

  • Pension Day Bora Ring
    Vincent Serico Pension Day Bora Ring , 1993
    Acrylic on canvas
    107 x 78 x 4cm
    Image Credit
    Private Collection. Photograph by Mick Richards. Image courtesy of FireWorks Gallery.

About the exhibition

Vincent Serico's art aims to acknowledge Aboriginal existence in a way that gives comfort, while recognising past pain, sorrow, longing and loss, and leaving a trace of them in the hearts of others.

In collaboration with FireWorks Gallery, Some people are stories includes; an exquisite limited edition, bound folio; 20 framed print reproductions featured in the folio; and is accompanied by six original paintings. This is the first major touring exhibition of Vincent Serico’s work since his death in 2008.

About the artists

Vincent Serico was born in Brisbane before being separated from his family at the age of four. During the 1950s he grew up on the mission at Cherbourg, Queensland. His mother was a Palm Island woman and his father was from Carnarvon. His stories are about living in different parts of Queensland, working, travelling, painting, and playing cards in old mission communities like Cherbourg, Palm Island, Mornington Island, Yarrabah, and Doomadgee.


Some people are stories is a touring exhibition in partnership between FireWorks Gallery and Museums & Galleries Queensland.


This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments.