Jenny Fraser

My Island Home


The inspiration for making this video was to create a gift for the artists and support team participating in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Delegation for the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts held in the Solomon Islands in 2012. The festival only happens every four years, in different places, so it really was a once in a lifetime experience.

edited to the iconic anthem 'My Island Home' by the Warumpi Band, with permission courtesy of Sammy Butcher


Jenny Fraser is a "digital native" working within a fluid screen-based practice.  Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally, including the Interactiva Biennales of Electronic Art in Mexico.

Her practice has been partly defined through a strong commitment to collaboration with others, leading to involvement with artist networks such as the Blackout New Media Arts Collective, a national body of Aboriginal creators and she founded cyberTribe over a decade ago, an Indigenous online gallery, which aims to encourage the production and exhibition of Indigenous art internationally as an act of sovereignty. Jenny is interested in refining the art of artist/curating and she was the first Aboriginal Curator to present a Triennial exhibition in Australia: ‘the other APT’ (2006) coinciding and responding to the Asia Pacific Triennial which was then accepted for inclusion into the 2008 Biennale of Sydney and toured to the Center Cultural Tjibaou in Noumea, New Caledonia.

A celebrated artist, she was awarded an honourable mention at the 2007 imagineNATIVE Film Festival, Toronto, Canada and in 2008 she was one of the first to be acknowledged for video art in the 25 year history of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, with a Highly Commended from the judges.

A Murri, she was born in Mareeba, Far North Queensland and her old people originally hailed from Yugambeh Country in the Gold Coast Hinterland on the South East Queensland / Northern New South Wales border. She has completed a Master of Indigenous Wellbeing at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales.