Sally Morgan is recognised as one of
Australia's best known Aboriginal artists and writers. Sally
was born in Perth in 1951. As a child she found school difficult
because of questions from other students about her appearance
and family background. When Sally was fifteen she learnt that
she and her sister were of Aboriginal descent. To read more,
see our biography of Sally Morgan.
Yondee (Shane Hansen)
is a Noongar man from Western Australia who is developing
ways to depict the stories and legends of his people. He wishes
to continue the stories of his grandfather and he learnt these
stories and images as ground paintings so he feels the translation
of them to sand paintings and other media does them justice
and brings them to new audiences. To read more, see our biography
of Yondee (Shane Hansen).
Arone Meeks is an urban Aboriginal artist from Laura in far north Queensland. He has had both a traditional and formal education and is an accomplished painter and print maker. For more information, read the Biography of Arone Meeks.
Joanne Currie Nalingu
is a self taught artist from the Maranoa region of South West
Queensland and her vibrant and lyrical paintings capture the
beauty and colour of the river and the desert. Joanne has also
worked on numerous public art projects including a huge glass
wall at Coolangatta TAFE College. Joanne is regarded by many
as the most accomplished and exciting female Aboriginal painter
working in South East Queensland.
has been painting and making sculpture for over twenty years
and has been included in a number of major international exhibitions.
Laurie's work is known for its references to the area around
Roma, Central Queensland and he often paints in ochres that
evoke the dry creek beds and semi-desert. His sculptural work
often is humorous and satirical. Laurie has three times been
awarded the distinction of Queensland Aboriginal Artist of the