Vernon is a member of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yidinji, Gugu Yimithirr and Koko Berrin peoples, a conceptual artist and a founding member of the Brisbane-based proppaNOW artists collective. Vernon’s work critiques Australian popular culture, particularly the dichotomy between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal societies and cultures. His art practice consists of video, 3D installation, photography, digital design, painting, printmaking, and drawing. He is an internationally acclaimed artist with artwork held in a number of private and public collections in Australia and overseas.