ARTIST & ARTWORK

Affiliated partnership with A2B Personnel

Aboriginal Artist John Patten created a bespoke piece of art to represent the A2B Personnel recruitment opportunity and the cycle of creating it, just as one would find around all of us in nature.

John Patten is an educator, writer, illustrator, film-maker and designer.


Hailing from Far Northern NSW,  John is a Bundjalung/Yorta Yorta man on his father’s side, and a descendant of First Fleet convicts, Irish rebels and the Saami people of Lapland via his mother.

 

Steeped in the history and living cultures of his people, John is an educator and artist who
takes great joy in sharing knowledge as well as learning from others. “I’ve an absolute thirst
for history. I live and breathe it. If I find myself with any amount of spare time I’ll either
be found in my library doing research, or outside in my backyard, carving traditional tools
and weapons until late into the evening.”

 

An aspiring author, playwright and jack of all trades, John holds qualifications in business
management, graphic design, education, genealogy and information technology.

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Original artwork

John Patten is an educator, writer, illustrator, film-maker and designer.


Hailing from Far Northern NSW,  John is a Bundjalung/Yorta Yorta man on his father’s side, and a descendant of First Fleet convicts, Irish rebels and the Saami people of Lapland via his mother.

 

Steeped in the history and living cultures of his people, John is an educator and artist who
takes great joy in sharing knowledge as well as learning from others. “I’ve an absolute thirst
for history. I live and breathe it. If I find myself with any amount of spare time I’ll either
be found in my library doing research, or outside in my backyard, carving traditional tools
and weapons until late into the evening.”

 

An aspiring author, playwright and jack of all trades, John holds qualifications in business
management, graphic design, education, genealogy and information technology.