Aboriginal artist Jeremy Donovan - bringing culture to life


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During 2018 Suncorp launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan to support social and economic prosperity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Suncorp invited artist, musician and inspirational keynote speaker Jeremy Donovan to paint and share his music and culture with our people, to celebrate the beginning of Suncorp’s reconciliation journey. 

Jeremy Donovan is a Kuku-Yalanji (Western Yalanji) and Gumbaynngirr Man from the First Nations of far north Queensland and the mid north coast of New South Wales. He is a respected member of the Indigenous community and is recognised as an influential voice and advocate for Indigenous education and employment.  

Three pieces of artwork were created on-site in Suncorp’s Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne offices, and were inspired by the many conversations Jeremy shared with our people. 

“I really enjoyed my time at Suncorp and getting the chance to engage and learn from all the people who work there,” Jeremy said. 

“I drew inspiration for my artwork from the many conversations I had with everyone at Suncorp. It helped me really understand Suncorp’s culture and how this would support their Reconciliation journey.” 

Meeting Jeremy was a highlight for Suncorp Advisor Jasbir Mahal. “Jeremy’s life journey is a testament to his resilience. His amazing ability to share his culture through his own personal story and music was poignant and his immense talent was reflected in his incredible artwork,” she said.