Matthew Bowen

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Queensland

Matthew Bowen is a revered rugby league player and one of NRL’s community ambassadors. He grew up in Hope Vale, an indigenous community in Cape York. Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council commissioned Gillie and Marc to create a sculpture of Bowen. He’s an inspiring figure to the local community, and a bronze was a fitting tribute. The artists portrayed a strong and muscular Bowen running with the ball, to show off his talent and sporting prowess.