Teone’s professional background arises from various creative fields, including professional music, theatre, ABC TV, advertising and graphic design. Receiving the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in 2006 & 2007, Teone frequently works in partnership with talented composer and music producer Steve Reinthal. In addition to video as art media, Teone has produced an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures, many of which include commissioned works in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., China, Holland, Germany and PNG.
Teone has twice received professional development grants from Arts Queensland to research and produce BELONGINGS (a multi-disciplinary visual arts project raising stories about identity and heritage/2005) and GOSSAMER ROADS – documenting the Salaam Project, profiling the rich traditions of Muslim women artists living in Brisbane, 2008. Teone was awarded the Access Arts SAAFE artist’s grant in 2011.