Tallara is a descendant of the Gudang people of far north Cape York. Tallara grew up on Yuggera and Ugarapul country in South East Queensland. She is involved with Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous Youth Climate Action group, which has groups nationally. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Fine Art) Honours in 2015. Her Honours project titled “You and I are worthwhile: Exploring cultural and environmental agency through contemporary art” expressed lived experiences of identity politics and environmental activism to create a body of artworks that reflect the interactions, stories and memories that make up that narrative.
Tallara spent three years with Baluk Arts as the Workshops Coordinator as well as an active artist. Although she has since returned to Queensland she still remains a great supporter of Baluk Arts and a regular exhibitor.
Tallara continues to be interested in exploring her experience of Aboriginal culture and family narratives through the natural landscape and stories. Her work takes the form of sculpture and mixed media works, including photographic and text explorations.