TYRON Lane has made mistakes in his past that saw him do time in a juvenile detention centre and then in jail.
While he regrets these mistakes, it is what he did with that acknowledgement that makes him an Indigenous role model that young men and women can look up to.
No person is without fault, but the ability to claw back from your lowest point and make something truly amazing from your life is to be commended.
Tyron did just this when he decided that he needed to turn his life around.
While in juvenile detention, he finished his year 10 School Certificate, and decided to explore his love of painting, and in particular Indigenous art.
Tyron credits two people for inspiring and encouraging him to paint, to expand on his talent and strive to do better, as well as the wonderful support of his partner, Jade.
Uncle Tex Skuthorpe, a well-known Aboriginal Artist, encouraged him to further his talent, and his cousin Dane Varagnolo, also serving time with Tyron, painted with him and pushed him to excel.
Tyron’s art is exceptional and shows the love for his culture and his efforts to portray it passionately.
Tyron is a proud Worimi man, who has many family members residing in Worimi land at Karuah.
Tyron told News Of The Area he learned invaluable lessons during his time in detention and wants to use them to help others.
“I’ve changed my ways and learnt so much and want to help young fellas stay away from trouble.”
I’ve always tried to help my younger generation, and show them that there’s other ways of life rather than spending it in jail,” he said.
Tyron remarked that during his time in detention, he met a lot of young people who had so much more to give than what they were able to while incarcerated.
“While I was in juvie and jail, I met a hell of a lot of talent that should be out here showing it, not wasting it in there.”
“I want the young people from my mob to do great things and be proud of themselves and our culture.”
Tyron’s talent is remarkable; his art speaks to you from a deeply spiritual place.
He is certainly a name to watch out for.
By Rachael VAUGHAN