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Art celebrates Aboriginal culture

Artist Latoyia Hoffman at her solo exhibition in Inala.
Artist Latoyia Hoffman at her solo exhibition in Inala. Chris Owen

SOME people create art to make money.

For others, it is an opportunity to express themselves in one way or another.

But for Indigenous artist Latoyia Hoffman her artwork is an opportunity to share the beauty of her heritage and inspire future generations.

The 23-year-old from Bundjalung of Byron Bay has had a strong interest in art since she was a child.

Ms Hoffman has now used her artistic talent to celebrate the diversity, pride and strength of Aboriginal culture and creativity.

Bold, rich colours and totem representation feature prominently in much of her work that embraces the unique style of Aboriginal art.

Her solo exhibition, currently displayed at the Inala Art Gallery has been well received by the community.

Creating works of art not only on canvas but on frames, pots and concrete slabs Ms Hoffman said she was driven to show a more positive side of her Aboriginal culture.

"There is a lot more to our culture than the negatives that are publicised with drinking and crime," Ms Hoffman said.

"I want to share the happiness of our culture and let people know that no matter what your background is, you should be proud of who you are.

"Even if there are only a handful of people who I have touched through my work - it will be worth it."

The work of Latoyia Hoffman will be on display at Inala Art Gallery until Saturday, March 24.

Check out Latoyia's work at her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Toyias-indigenous-art-designs/300171146712315


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