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Waylon by Stephen Tiernan


Stephen Tiernan

About the artist

Stephen Tiernan is a Detective Inspector with Queensland Police Service who is based at the headquarters in Roma Street. He is in his final year of a Bachelor of Fine Art with Curtin University, which he undertakes part time while working full time as a police officer. Tiernan’s work has been shortlisted in many art competitions and he has had two solo exhibitions in Brisbane. He and Waylon Solomon met through his community work where they share many common interests.

About the sitter

Waylon is an indigenous man who was born and raised in Brisbane. He went to school in Aspley and has a strong connection to Brisbane. He currently works for the Brisbane City Council as a bus driver, transporting the people of Brisbane around the city. Like many young people, Waylon fought hard to find his place within society and now devotes a lot of his personal time helping others to live the best life they can. Waylon is one of the many unknown faces within Brisbane who are the heart and lifeblood of this city. It is the artist’s intention to allow people like Waylon to be recognised as an important and integral part of Brisbane.