Alice Walker is a novelist, poet and activist who lives her life as a proud, educated, independent, empowered, black woman. She is well-known for her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novel, The Color Purple, and for her statement that “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Despite being raised under ‘Jim Crow Laws’ and being told that “….black people had no need for education”, Walker gained a full scholarship to college and later co-founded a feminist publishing company, Wild Tree Press, in California.
About the artist:
Amber Kingi is an emerging artist who lives and works in South East Queensland. With qualifications in graphic design and printmaking, she now works predominately in the medium of painting, varying her material between canvas, plywood and framed artwork. Kingi has spent the last year drawing inspiration from tribal beauty and the use of nature as wearable fashion. She currently has a solo exhibition at Cafe Dbar on the Gold Coast.