Kelvin Rogers Yorta Yorta people
Kelvin is a proud Yorta Yorta man who grew up on the Murray River. As a young man, Kelvin learned traditional skills such as didgeridoo-making and how to gather and use bush tucker. Whilst incarcerated, Kelvin joined The Torch program and developed his distinctive style of painting, using colour palettes designed to stop people in their tracks. He mixes all his own colours, which can take hours to come up with. In prison, painting helped Kelvin to forget where he was and offered hours of escape, helping him to move through some difficult times. The Murray River is his favourite subject.