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Lisa Sorbie Martin

Lisa Sorbie Martin – Indigenous Artist, Designer, Curator, Consultant and Cultural Educator

Sorbie or Lisa known by most, is of Torres Strait Island descent from Mua and Murray Islands. She was named after her grandmother ‘Sorbie’ which means ‘Wild Water Cherry’. This is a fruit only grown on the beautiful islands where her families originate from. A Gold Coast based Artist, who creates visual art, textile design, wearable art, ceramics, and public art.

She is a creative innovator weaving culture and creativity together to produce and tell stories in any community that is site specific with the use of innovative materials, connecting with both indigenous and non-indigenous story, meaning and/or environment is certainly her signature and strength leaving a legacy of history and culture to enhance, enrich and educate its observer.

Sorbie’s passion and inspiration comes from her family, faith, culture, and the magnificent world we live in.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon Finisher medals and artwork

The Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon is a significant event that gathers and welcomes people from far and wide, those who share a particular and similar passion and zeal in life. There are no boundaries of where they come from, or differences in their body type and mindfulness, nor the colour of their skin – all are given the same and equal opportunity to enjoy their like-minded enthusiasm with no barriers or tolerance for discrimination.

‘A Place of Meeting’…on this Country where the ‘People of the Yugambeh Language’ are traditional owners, all enthusiasts merge to put their feet on sacred ground; to participate, have fun, compete, champion one another and yarn about their life experiences. Some rekindling old friendships and others meeting for the first time.

This event exudes the sense of celebration with laughter and some who shed tears until next time to be together. This is the natural ‘Ebb & Flow’ of enjoyment with our fellow human, just like the ebb and flow of the ocean, rivers, and life, we all love to share community, of being with our own tribe to gather on an occasion in the good spirit of competition and a heart of genuine camaraderie mingled with fun, to cheer achievements and pay respect to all who participated and those who endured through arduous commitment to challenge themselves personally and receive their accolade in their race. All are celebrated at The Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon.

The 2022 Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon 42km Medal.


Lisa Sorbie Martin with the 2022 Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon 42km Medal


Lisa Sorbie Martin with her artworks for the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon. (Left – Ebb and Flow, Right – Place of Meeting)


2022 Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon medals for all races.


To earn one of these fantastic medals, finish one of the 8 races on offer across the 2 – 3 July weekend.

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