Takira Simon-Brown was born in Nipaluna and resides in Trumanyapayna region of the Paradareme country.
Takira is a proud descendant of Chief Mannalargenna of the Plangermaireener Nation. Takira’s great (x9) grandfather was taken from his homeland and put on Truwanna where her family continue to keep culture strong.
Takira’s family have always practiced cultural traditions and have a strong connection to heritage as you can see in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Galleries Indigenous Exhibits. Grandmother, Joan Brown shell stringer necklaces can be found in TMAG, Uncle, Bucky Brown’s voice, image and work on bark canoe can be found in TMAG, Uncle, Tony Brown curated the creation of the exhibit, Cousin, Teangi Brown is the current tour guide for the exhibit and within Takira’s art practice where her bold, strong, proud, vibrant pieces of work leave you in awe of what culture means to her and her family and the reason why country should be protected.
Takira is an advocate of Aboriginal mental health and firmly believes that art, music, healthy food and supportive family and friends are essential for everyone, particularly those who struggle with mental health issues.
Takira is currently studying a combined Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tasmania.
Thursday 1 – Sunday 11 August 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm daily
Wednesday 31 July 2019, 5:00pm – 7:00pm