About the artwork and sitter
Steven Renouf is a household name. A former professional rugby league footballer who played for three decades, mostly for the Broncos. He was known as one of the sport’s greatest centres.
“Uncle Bucko has had a connection to the area of so-called Brisbane since spending time here with his sisters while on school holidays, going on to sign and play with the Brisbane Broncos, and now as an Ambassador for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and Deadly Choices. Both Uncle Bucko and myself are proud Gunggari, Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi men.”
The portrait shows Renouf in the surrounds of country near Murgon, which holds memories of times spent with family and friends. “In this space Uncle Bucko spoke stories of growing up here and of Nan and Pa Renouf,”
About the artist
Kane Brunjes is a Gunggari, Kabi Kabi man practicing in both public and gallery realms. He has exhibited with Birrunga Gallery, where he is the inaugural participant in Birrunga Gallery’s 3-year Cultural Creative Residential program.