Collette Gray was born in Ceduna, South Australia, in 1984. She has been closely affiliated with Arts Ceduna since 2014, where she currently works as a Senior Arts Worker. Colette’s key techniques with art include dot painting and free-hand painting, using small skewer sticks and a mixture of paint brushes. Her key medium is working with acrylic paint on canvas, but she engages regularly in experimental approaches to medium selection, which may include wooden boards, corrugated and metal panels, and exterior paints. She also painted larger murals, but she is known for her contemporary Indigenous artworks and experimental art. Collette learned entry-level art during her high school based in Ceduna. She is highly inspired by both her mother Janine Gray and her in-laws, the Lawrie-Lennon family. Collette also looks up to Pam Diment, a previous arts coordinator and potter by trade, who has been Colette’s mentor for more than 40 years. Collette’s key accomplishments is to engage in thrifty and sustainable practices. She regularly reworks, changes and completes artworks that other artists have begun that have been abandoned or forgotten, sitting in the art studio for a long time. She repurposes and transforms these works into unique works for sale in the gallery. Another of her achievements, which she prides herself in, is her long-term commitment to working for serving the arts community at Arts Ceduna since 2014. Collette continues to draw inspiration from the surrounding environment of the Westcoast of South Australia where she lives and grew up. She also keeps the knowledge strong from her Gugada/Kokatha Elders, passed on to her, and she is proudly continuing to teach the younger generation of artists in Ceduna, but also her own children. Collette is inspired by, and often paints the unique place titled ‘Ceduna Waters’, which is located east of Ceduna when heading towards Shelley beach.