Indigenous Art of FNQ

 

Indigenous owned and governed Art Centres play an important role in remote Far North Queensland communities. IACA member Art Centres are spread across the islands of the Torres Strait, the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and the tropical rainforest and coastal regions. The region boasts a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums including painting, sculpture, prints, ceramics, fibre and textile art.

 

Vernon Marbenindar, The Family 2017 Milkwood & Acrylic. Image courtesy of Wik & Kugu Art Centre Vernon Marbenindar, The Family 2017 Milkwood & Acrylic. Image courtesy of Wik & Kugu Art Centre
Vanessa Cannon, Rainforest Vines, 2018 Earthenware slab. Image courtesy of Yalanji Arts Vanessa Cannon, Rainforest Vines, 2018 Earthenware slab. Image courtesy of Yalanji Arts
Mylene Holroyd, Crocodile Love 2018 Acrylic on Canvas. Image courtesy of Pormpuraaw Art and Cultural Centre Mylene Holroyd, Crocodile Love 2018 Acrylic on Canvas. Image courtesy of Pormpuraaw Art and Cultural Centre
Betty Sykes, Karrangkal Coral Reef 2017 Acrylic on Canvas. Image courtesy of Bana Yirriji Art & Cultural Centre Betty Sykes, Karrangkal Coral Reef 2017 Acrylic on Canvas. Image courtesy of Bana Yirriji Art & Cultural Centre
Harry Bowen, Mulla Bush Honey, Acrylic on Belgium linen. Image courtesy of Hopevale Arts & Cultural Centre Harry Bowen, Mulla Bush Honey, Acrylic on Belgium linen. Image courtesy of Hopevale Arts & Cultural Centre
Erub Arts Collaboration, Sager 2017 Ghost net, rope and steel. Image courtesy of Erub Arts Erub Arts Collaboration, Sager 2017 Ghost net, rope and steel. Image courtesy of Erub Arts
Margaret Mara, Divergence 2017. Image courtesy of Wei'num Arts Margaret Mara, Divergence 2017. Image courtesy of Wei'num Arts
Valmai Pollard, Ceramic Bowl (Turtle Shell) 2016, Ceramic. Image courtesy of Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct Valmai Pollard, Ceramic Bowl (Turtle Shell) 2016, Ceramic. Image courtesy of Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
Maria Ware, Early Spring Basket 2017, Ghost Netting. Image courtesy of Moa Arts Maria Ware, Early Spring Basket 2017, Ghost Netting. Image courtesy of Moa Arts
Various Bagu, Ceramic. Image courtesy of South Australian Museum & Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre Various Bagu, Ceramic. Image courtesy of South Australian Museum & Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre
Laurie Nona, Ngaw Babn ngu Ngayka (from my father to me) 2016, lino print. Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial & Badu Arts Laurie Nona, Ngaw Babn ngu Ngayka (from my father to me) 2016, lino print. Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial & Badu Arts
Fiona Omeenyo, Snaper Fishing 2017. Acrylic on Canvas. Image courtesy of Lockhart River Art Centre Fiona Omeenyo, Snaper Fishing 2017. Acrylic on Canvas. Image courtesy of Lockhart River Art Centre

Main image credit: Amanda Jane Gabori, My Country 2018, Synthetic Polymer on Canvas, 121 x 91cm Photo: Mornington Island Art

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