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Proudly First Nations-led and managed. We’re passionate about Indigenous art and the people who create it because we’re passionate about our community.

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Aboriginal Art Co seeks to collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander independent artists, arts businesses, and Art Centres in Queensland, and across Australia.

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Everyone deserves the opportunity to tell their story on their own terms. That’s why we’re helping to elevate Indigenous culture and commerce on multiple fronts.

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Dale Ruska

Dale Ruska was born in 1967. He was raised by his great grandparents, mother, and family within a kinship structure. Dale has lived the majority of his life on Terrangeri (North Stradbroke Island) between Moopi Moopi Pa (One Mile) and Goompi (Dunwich). He spent part of his life at Inala and other Brisbane suburbs during primary and secondary schooling. 

Dale commenced a carpentry apprenticeship in 1984 and completed it in 1988 while also living around Brisbane. Dale returned to Terrangeri in 1988, where he married and raised his three children and has lived ever since. Dale set up Goenpul Woodworks as his business in 1990, producing Aboriginal arts, crafts, furniture and turned wooden bowls (which was self-taught). 

Dale was raised by his ancestors to respect and accept the value, obligations and responsibilities of his being and meaning as a Goenpul Jandawal First Nations Sovereign Goori. Dale is a firm believer and is committed to the needs and understanding of proper justice for the original first nations peoples. Dale has worked and trained numerous family members in the building industry for over 30 years. 

Dale has also established Goenpul Woodworks, Quandamooka Goenpul Gudja Native Bees and Terrangeri Goenpul Goori tours as family businesses. 

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