Artist, Educator and Cultural Worker

Bert is an artist, educator and cultural worker doing designing, illustrations, painting, murals, sculpture and installations. He is a recipient of the Western Australia Department of the Arts and Australia Council for the Arts Grants, University of Western Australia School of Architecture and Fine Arts Residency Grant, Asian Artists Awards of Vermont Studio Centre and Freeman Foundation, U.S.A., 2007 Winner of the International Mural Festival and Competition in Manitoba, Canada and won the 2009 Artist in Residence Program and Mural Project of the Leigh Square Community Arts Village, City of Port Coquitlam as part of the Necklace Public Art project, an inter-municipal collaboration of 10 municipalities in metro Vancouver, BC.
The founder and main visual arts facilitator of the Philippine Artists Network for Community Integrative Transformation of Migrante BC in Vancouver and he was the Regional Coordinator for Mindanao of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-Committee on Visual arts of the Republic of the Philippines from 1996-2001. As an artist-educator he has organized art workshops in schools and communities, for skills development, art-as- therapy and peace-building. Exhibited his works on indigenous culture, people and struggle in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Philippines, Canada, USA and Europe. He was recently exhibited his Tapestry paintings in France as guest artist during the GRAND BAZ ART International art festival in Gisors, France.

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