Gabriel D’Hage-Craig has been visiting North Stradbroke Island his whole life. He permanently moved to Straddie five years ago, now calling it home.
Coming from a family of artists, Gabriel won the senior Churchie Art Old Boys award whilst attending the Anglican Church Grammar School. Soon after graduation, he enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. After majoring in drawing and printmaking, he shifted his focus to the digital platform and furthered his studies at QCA by gaining a qualification in a Master of Interactive Media.
Complex organic shapes inspired by the island topography
Since then, Gabriel has worked predominately in marketing and brand development and is currently exploring how the digital domain can further his art practice. This digital platform allows Gabriel to create work that cannot be achieved using traditional art mediums. For example, the mural at our Island Brewery digitizes complex organic shapes inspired by the island and topographic patterns to visually demonstrate the journey of the freshwater cycle. This water moves in a constant state of flux through the island’s vast underground sand masses, purifying and filtering as it travels.