Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year


2020 TAS Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Lola Greeno

State: Tasmania

Visual artist and designer

Lola Greeno is an Aboriginal necklace maker whose career spans thirty years. She is known for her distinctly patterned, delicate and iridescent strands of shells, collected from the Tasmanian coastlines and surrounding islands.

Lola's award-winning talent champions the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania's Cape Barren and Flinders Islands. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney Powerhouse Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Her 2018 solo exhibition 'Cultural Jewels' showcased over 50 pieces of work in a national tour.

Lola is the first Indigenous visual artist to receive the prestigious national award of National Living Treasure at the Indigenous Arts Awards in Sydney. She was also the first Indigenous Arts officer for Arts Tasmania, providing Indigenous Tasmanians with a powerful voice. In addition to her artistic practice, Lola works with school groups, promoting cultural knowledge to future generations.


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