Arone Meeks



Location:              Laura FNQ

Tribal Group:          KuKu Miidiji

Language Group:   KuKu Yalanji


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From his home in Cairns, Meeks now creates works of art that speak to us of cross cultural interaction, relationships, gender, traditional and modern spirituality and his environment. His extensive accomplishments achieved in study, residencies, commissions, community arts, and public art, certainly attribute to an outstanding career to date, which will only continue to grow given his passion and determination. His works are testament not only to his skills and talents as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker, but also to his wonderful sense for colour and design that allows his work to shine. Presently, working Part time in Indigenous Sexual Health and in remote communities, delivering Cert 3-4 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Identify and culture.

He has had both a traditional and formal education, having been taught by his grandfather and other relatives before going to study at the City Art Institute in Sydney. He later returned to Queensland to study with various tribal elders, including those of the Lardil people of Mornington Island. Meeks values this combination of training and experience; his work employs both traditional images and themes arising out of his concern with the issue of land and Human rights. A foundation member of the Boomalli urban Aboriginal artist's co-operative, recently celebrating their 39th year of operations, he won an Australia Council fellowship to study in Paris in 1989 and went on to exhibit throughout Europe and North and South America. Arone began printmaking in 1982 in collaboration with printmaker Theo Tremblay.  His work was also influenced by his participation in a cultural exchange to Santa Fe, USA, during the 1990s.  He says:  “Printmaking has given me another medium of creativity to explore.  The directness and fluid qualities have made it possible to introduce a freshness and immediacy to my work.  I began to create a new language of symbols through this process". He has a very keen eye for graphic detail and always works with several possibilities as he enters an intellectual discourse with the work. He is well known for his illustrations for children's books, including 'When The World Was New', 'This Is Still Rainbow Snake Country' and 'The Pheasant and Kingfisher'. He wrote and illustrated Enora and the Black Crane which won the 1992 UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award for International Excellence in Children's Book Illustration.



£  Bachelor of Visual Arts, Alexander Mackie School of Art. Sydney College of the Arts.

£  Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Umi Arts, Cairns FNQ. 

£ Creator of Community based Inspired Programs, 2 Spirits indigenous Health Promotion.



£  Delivered presentations on outcomes of Educational and Artwork shops around Sexual health at the Melbourne/ Sydney, Aids Conference

£  Delivery of Cert 3 Level art classes, in painting & Printmaking Yarrabah

£  Delivery of Cert 3-4 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Identity and Culture NPA Bamaga

£  Side by Side: programmer artists development; Yarrabah NPA, New Mapoon   

£   Exhibition Ready; Yarrabah NPA, New Mapoon  

£   Indigenous Health Promotion Officer; 2 Spirits, Cairns Office. Working in community to create promotional material, around STI and HIV. Indigenous based resources.


£  Printmaking Classes, Conducted at the Baluk Arts Centre, Victoria.            


£   Print making Classes Umbrella Studios Townsville, Murries in Ink. 


£  Printmaking Classes: Arukun Men’s Group Tanks arts center.          


£   Printmaking Workshop; Mooree Plains: Indigenous Arts community. 


£  Drawing Classes in NPA; Yarrabah ;Baluk arts center; •     


£  Workshop with Master Kite maker from China. Creating recourses to work with in community.  



£ Painter

£ Printmaker

£ Writer& Illustrator of Children’s books

£ Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

£ Public artworks

£ Private commissions

£ Designer & Illustrator

£ Presenter Designer of Health promotion Resources

£ Writer of Art Programs 



2018 Megalo to Murry/ Kickarts Cairns/ UMI Arts Cairns New works on Paper/Mardi Gras Exhibition, Boomalli Sydney. CIAF Offerings Cairns./Utopia  Perc Tucker Gallery Townsville.

2017  Mardi Gras Show Boomalli, Sydney/CIAF Umbrella Studio Townsville/

2016 Guest Artist, CIAF Cairns / “Passage” Boomalli / Art Print Triennial BMW Mildura.

2015 Sandpit; Melbourne / Boomalli; Sydney./ Flying Monkey. “Voyage”

2014  “Current Sea” Umi arts  

2013 W.I.N Darwin / Townsville Base Hospital, NICU / National Congress, Convention Centre / Thriving Forces, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Exhibition,/ Canopy Artspace, Cairns.

2012 Stories from The Cape, Feature Wall, KickArts, Cairns / Town and Country, Seattle USA / New York Art Fair / Los Angeles Art Fair / Houston Art Fair / Paris Art Fair.

2011  Moree Plains Regional Gallery | Gallery Eumundi, Eumundi, Qld | Forces of Nature, Canopy Art Space, Cairns | New York Art Fair | Houston Art Fair

2010  Art Mob Tasmania, Cross Currents, Australian and Oceanic Art, Port Douglas | Moree Plains Regional Gallery | Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney | Black or White it Just isn’t Right, Boomalli, Sydney

2009  Cell Art Space, Cairns | Canopy Art Space, Cairns | Inland Island, Tableland Regional Art Gallery, Atherton, Qld | Members Show, Boomalli, Sydney | Still Black, Boomalli, Sydney

2008  Hand in Hand, Boomalli, Sydney

2007  Blue Lung Breath, Australian and Oceanic Art, Port Douglas | White Coral Spawning, RM Gallery, Brisbane

2006  Now Time, Portal to a Dream, Kick Arts, Cairns

2005  New Directions, Framed Gallery, Darwin

2004  Artist Collection, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2003  Saltwater Story, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns

2001  Arone Raymond Meeks, Works, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney

2000 Towards a New Dreaming, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney | 6th Festival of Pacific Arts, Cook Islands

1999  Cycad Dreaming, Solo Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Fetish, Flinders University Art Museum Feast Festival, Adelaide | Arone Meeks & Co, Mardi Gras Show, Coo-ee Sydney

1997 Common Ground, including collaborative works from Santa Fe, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra | Le Reve, Australian Embassy Paris, France

1996  What Now - New Direction, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney | Australian Embassy, Paris, France

1995  Arone, Le Cake, Cairns, FNQ |  Black Crane, Lizard of Oz, Taos, New Mexico

1994  Cooper Street Gallery

1992  La Rieve, Recolata Cutural Centre , Buenos Aires, Argentina

1990  Paris Dreaming, Australian Embassy Paris, France | Coo-ee Art Gallery Sydney

1988  5th Festival of Pacific Arts, Townsville

1988-2001  Solo exhibitions, Coo-ee Art Gallery Sydney

1978  Ensueno, Buenos Aires , Argentina | Arone 2, Australian Embassy, Paris



2019 Population Health:  Rumatoid Heart Awareness Logo

2018 ASHAM HIV promotional designs for web/Bamaga Hepatitis b art workshops creating resources./ AusraliaNew Zealand logo design for International Conference.2019.

2017 Population Health, Logo poster. Pre natal checks/

Microscopy Painting, University of Sydney Powerhouse Museum./ 

Private collector Auckland NZ.”Painting”

Hepatitis B Artwork shops in Torres straits, Warraber/Mer, Murray Island  .creating resources for community.

2016 “Shield Street, Redevelopment.

         “Private Collector ”NSW. 2 mtre Canvas.

          Oxfam Calendar and postcard.

         Red Cross Floor Design using Etching and poured concrete/Rubber images.

         HIV Awareness campaigns, Bamaga/New Mapoon/Torres’s Strait

         Hepatitis Awareness Campaign /Yarrabah.

         Monoprint Workshop with Theo Tremblay Cairns.

         Sculpture installation Cairns Base Hospital.


2015 “Spirit Ark” painting Prive

          Oxfam Calendar and postcard

          Kickarts  Indigenous  fabric design

          AFAO; Us mob and HIV booklet

2013 National Congress (logo painting) | PATSIN (logo) | Sistergirl (logo design: 2 Spirits) QAHC (etching)

2012 Townsville Base Hospital, NICU Ward (Ground, First, Second + Third floors opposite elevator)

Indigenous Art Trail, Cairns Botanic Gardens

2011 Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service, Cover Design | World Aids Day, Inflatable 6 mt Red Ribbon

2010 World Congress Logo/2012 Queensland Indigenous Art Diary

2009 Reach logo/ Cairns; UNSW-Indigenous Law Centre, NSW | East Coast Encounter(collaborative exhibition) | Qld Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA)

2008 Cover illustration Price Waterhouse Coopers

2007 Yalilda Standing Strong (cover + interior illustration), Qld Government

2005/06/07/08/09/10/11 - Calendar Designs

2005 MSFA Gabba, Brisbane State Collection

2003 Cairns Base Hospital, State Collection

2001 Celebration, Linocut , Regional Gallery, Cairns

2000 Cairns Convention Centre, State Collection

1999 Cairns Convention Centre, State Collection

1997 2 Spirit Logo/Origins a folio of contemporary indigenous Australian artists

1996 Cairns International Hotel

1987 Saatchi & Saatchi Awards Book 

1988 Australia Day Stamp

1986 Willaneen Women’s Shelter Inc



Aboriginal artist Gallery, Sydney

Artbank, Sydney.

Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Australian Museum, Sydney

Australian National Museum, Canberra

Australia Post

Biblioteque Nationale, Paris

The Bromberg Collection, Cincinnati, USA

Cairns Regional Gallery Collection

Central Collection, Australian National University, Canberra

City Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide

GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art), Queensland

Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe

Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

KickArts Contemporary Arts Collection

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

Nationale Bibliotech de Paris

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Japan

National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney

National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Oodgeroo Collection Qld. University of Technology

OTC Australia

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

The Simons Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

University of NSW

University of Qld

Private collections in Japan, France, USA, Argentina, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Thailand


2017/2018 Bamaga/Yarrabah/ Sydney

2016 Art Vault Mildura

2015 Victoria/ printmaking workshop and panel talk.

2013 Yarrabah Art Centre - Painting Printmaking Teacher | NPA, New Mapoon Arts Centre – Painting Teacher

2012 Side by Side Art Program | Art Teacher, Yarrabah Art Centre | Side by side Art Program, NPA

2010-11 Yarrabah High School, Printmaking Teacher

2009 Christchurch School of Arts, NZ, Artist in Residence

2002 Cairns TAFE Artist in Residence

2000 Cairns TAFE Artist in Residence | 6th Festival of Pacific Arts, Cook Islands

1998 National School of Art, Canberra

1997 Muka Print Workshop, Auckland NZ

1996 Editions Tremblay, Bungendore NSW

1995 India – Delhi, Agra, Madras, Pondicherry, Goa

1993-94 Santé Fe; New Mexico, USA

1992 Massachusetts College of Fine Art, Boston, USA | Cite Des Arts, Paris

1989-91 Cite Des Arts, Paris

1989 Cairns TAFE, Artist in Residence | India - NewDelhi, Agra, Madras, Goa, Bombay

1988 Cairns TAFE,  Indigenous Art Dept | Lockhart River Art Centre

1987 Mornington Island


Children’s Books


Gurril the Storm Bird (Magabala Books)

Kingfisher and Pheasant (Scholastics), Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year/Libby Awards, New Zealand

This is still Rainbow Snake Country (Scholastics)

When The World was New in Rainbow Snake Country (Scholastics)

Enora and the Black Crane (Magaballa Books/Scholastics), Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year; Winner of UNICEF Children’s Book of the Year

Sissi and the Cassowary (Scholastics)



Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2011

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010

Boomalli Five Koorie Artists (Michael Riley)



QuAC, Queensland Aids Council, Community Spirit Award 2018.

The Second National Black Playwrights’ Conference and The Aboriginal National Theatre Trust (ANTT) Award for Recognition of Excellence

Cite des Arts 3 Month Residency at the Australia Councils Studio, Paris

Fellow ship Award for 12 months,  NZ/USA/UK/Europe and India (6 month study in India)

Laura Art Award 2009

Shortlisted for Blake Religious Art Prize

1992 UNICEF Erza Jack Keats Award for International Excellence in Childrens book Illustration for Enora the Black Crane (written and illustrated by Arone Meeks)

Libby Award for Children’s Illustration and Story Book award

Shortlisted for Kingfisher and Pheasant, Australia Book Council Award


Group Exhibitions

2016 ; Korean Print exhibition; Korea/Japan /Pride exhibition Tanks/Mardi Gras Show Boomalli /Artnow Cairns Regional  Gallery;

2015“Agenda” Boomalli Sydney| Freshwater Saltwater Umi Arts| Boomalli Members Show Sydney |

2014 , EastCoast Encounters Maritime Museum Sydney; CAIF :Darwin Art Fair; 

2013 Members Show, Boomalli, Sydney | Inside/Out (Inkmasters), c.1907, Cairns | Cairns Indigenous Art Fair , Canopy Art Space, Cairns ; Familiar Unfamiliar: Touring Show, Knock Knock Exhibition, Cairns

2012  Pink Sunrise, Boomalli, Sydney | 25th Anniversary Boomalli Show;  Sydney | Print Council of Australia, 45th Anniversary touring Print Show | Big Wet Monoprints, Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne | Melbourne Art Fair | Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (Sundance Gallery | Canopy Art Space | Kickarts | Cairns Casino) | Knock-Knock Affordable Art Show, c.1907 Gallery, Cairns | Inkmasters Print Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville | Cairns Regional Gallery | c.1907 Gallery, Cairns | Author Illustrator, Cairns Regional Gallery | Los Angeles Affordable Art Fair, Cicada Gallery | New York Affordable Art Fair, Cicada Gallery | Houston, My Country, Cicada Gallery | Familiar Unfamiliar Touring Show, Paris, Cicada Gallery | Pride Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2011 Familiar Unfamiliar (touring show), Sydney | Forces of Nature, Cyclone Series, Boomalli, Sydney | Knock-Knock Art Show | 12 Degrees of Latitude, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery; Warwick Art Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Cairns Regional Gallery; Outback Regional Gallery, Winton; Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery; Redcliffe City Gallery; Redland Art Gallery, Redland City; 2011 New York Affordable Art Fair, Cicada Gallery; Pride Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2010 The Salon: The 2012 Postcard Show | Cairns Regional Gallery | Boomalli (group show), Sydney | Vivo, Palm Cove | Black Friar, Sydney | In Two Art, Maitland Regional Gallery; touring exhibition) | 12 Degrees of Latitude, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City/Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum | Artspace Mackay | Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery | Caloundra Regional Art Gallery | University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery | 2010 Sydney Art Fair, Cicada Gallery

2009 This is Cassowary Country, Cairns Regional Gallery | Vivo Group  Show, Palm Cove | Hand in Hand, Boomalli, Sydney | Twelve Degrees of Latitude, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville | Qld University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane

2008 Northern Stars, Djumbunji/Kickarts, Cairns | On the Edge, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns (travelling exhibn) | The Salon: 2008 Postcard Show; Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns

2007 Hidden Treasures, Cairns Regional Gallery | Edge, Kickarts Gallery | Boomalli 20th Anniversary Show, Boomalli, Sydney | Looking Forward Looking Blak, Kickarts, Cairns | New Perspectives, Gallery 4A, Sydney

2006  Black Pink and Delicious, Mardi Gras, Boomalli, Sydney | Beyond the Dreaming, Frances Reilly Gallery, Eumundi

2005 The Nelson Mandela Unity Series, Switzerland | Homefront, KickArts, Cairns | Post Card Show, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns | Men Under/Manunda, Gallery 53, Cairns |  Works on Paper, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ

2004  FNQ Souvenir, KickArts touring exhibition (toured to Gab Titui, Thursday Island; Gallery Hinchinbrook, Ingham; New Land gallery, Port Adelaide; Millicent Gallery, South Australia; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, | Recent Work, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ; Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery | Glare, KickArts Insider Exhibition, Cairns | NADIOC Regional Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Touch of Mandela, collaborative work with Nelson Mandela | World and Cultural Heritage, international group exhibition with Global Culture Centre of Japan | Hitting on and Kicking Off, KickArts inaugural exhibition, new Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns

2003 Weereewa Wood Cuts II, Festival of Lake George, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW | Story Place, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane | Beneath the Monsoon: Visions of Capricorn, Artspace Mackay/Cairns Regional Gallery/Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

2002 Local Colour, Local Lives, Cairns Regional Gallery | Shades of Pink, Manly Art Gallery & Museum | Accommodating Differences, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns and Centre of Contemporary Arts New Zealand

2000  Journeying the Same Land, Cairns Regional Gallery | Cook Islands, Festival of Pacific Arts

1999 Body (group show), Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Meeks and Company, Mardi Gras Exhibition, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney | Love Magic (group exhibition), SH Ervin Gallery, National Trust, Sydney | Private Commission, Synergy Telecommunications, Germany | Commission, Cairns Convention Centre, sculptural frieze, 8 panels | Respect (group exhibition) Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane | 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, MAGNT, Darwin

1998 Large commissioned work, Bulletin Place, Sydney | Selected Work, Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney

1997  Children’s Art Exhibition touring Italy, Germany, France to 1999, Ashton Scholastic

1996  Tribal Metaphysics - A Meeting Place, Grosvenor Place, Sydney (collaboration with Liz Gallie) | Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns | Cairns International Airport Commission: 8 Panels, 56 metre sculptural frieze

1995  Local Colours, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns | Trade Routes, Moree Regional Gallery and Armidale Aboriginal Keeping Place

1994 New Tracks, Old Land, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico | Malu Urul, National Maritime Museum, Sydney

1993 Ten Years of Acquisitions (drawn from ANU collection), Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra Commitments, MOCA, Brisbane

1992  Redescubrimiento/Rediscovery: Australian Artists in Europe, 1982-1992

1990  Painted Ship, Painted Oceans, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney |  Balance 1990: views, visions, influences, QAG, Brisbane | The Pemulwuy Dilemma, The voice of Koorie Art In the Sydney Region

1989  A Koori Perspective, Artspace, Sydney | Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

1988  Crafts Council of Australia, Sydney | Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Sydney | Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville | Capricorn Galleries, Port Douglas, Queensland | Defacto Apartheid, Performance Space, Sydney | ANCAAA and Boomalli, Boomalli Ko-op, Sydney

1987  Cooper Gallery, Sydney | Dalkuna Mnunuway Nhe Rom, Foreign Exchange Gallery, Armadale, Victoria | Art and Aboriginality, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK | Aboriginal Australian views in print and poster, travelling exhibition, Print Council of Australia | Coo-ee Emporium, Sydney |  Australian Geographics

1986  Urban Koories, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney

1984  Koori Art ‘84, Artspace, Sydney | 1st  National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Darwin

1983  Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Bondi Community Pavilion, Sydney

1982  Aboriginal Week Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

1981  Artists for Aboriginal Land Rights, Ampira, Sydney

1980  Seymour Centre, Sydney

1978  Travelling exhibition in Germany (Munich, Dusseldorf and Kline)


·       Contemporary Aboriginal Art

·       New Tracks Old Land: Contemporary Prints from Aboriginal Australia

·       Australian Art Collector

·       Cape York Stories, 2012

·       KickArts Cairns

·       Aboriginal Art News

·       Koorie Mail

·       DNA magazine, May 2012, (interview Common Ground)

·       Star Observer, 2011

·       Emu and Koorie, by Kevin Gilbert

·       This is Cassowary Country

·       Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Art

·       Gatherings 1 & 2, Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art from Queensland

·       Redescubrimiento/Rediscovery, Australian artists In Europe 1982-1992

·       The Nelson Mandela Unity Series, Switzerland, 2005

·       Insight,Tropical North Queensland; Tourism.2011 Cairns Qld.

·       Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Celebrating 20 years

·       In TWO Art, Maitland Regional Gallery

·       Story Place  Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, 2003

·       Twelve Degrees of Latitude, Regional Gallery and University Art Collections In Queensland

·       Sting In The Tail, Djumbunji Press and Kickarts.

·       Aboriginality, Contemporary Aboriginal Painting and Prints by Jennifer Isaacs

·       Sea Salt, Sunshine Coast Lifestyle, 2010/2011

·       Cairns Regional Council’s Official Festival Program; 2009/10/11/12

·       Alian Currents, Contemporary Printmaking from the Torres Strait

·       Looking Forward looking Blak, Celebrating 50 years of NAIDOC; KickArts Cairns, 2007

·       Tropical North Queensland STYLE, 2007

·       Australian Art Review

·       Telstra 18th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Awards Book

·       Origins, a Folio of prints by Contemporary Indigenous Australian Artists

·       Arts Nexus Magazine for cultural Development in Far North Qld, 2005/06/07/08/09

·       Wild Nature in Contemporary Australian Art and Craft, Margot Osborne

·       Art Gallery Guide of Australia: Artists, Galleries, Exhibitions, Events

·       Australian Prints in the National Gallery; Roger Butler, 1985.

·       A Changing Relationship: Aboriginal Themes in Australian Art 1938-1988, S.H. Ervin Gallery National Trust Centre, Sydney

·       Groundwork, Aboriginal Artists’ Prints from the National School of Art, 1996

·       Blac Roots, Art Journal on exhibition, Kickarts Cairns, 2008

·       DNA Magazine, interview, 2012-10-13

·       Yaldilda Standing Strong, Australia

·       City Life Magazine, Cairns



1994 McCulloch, A. and McCulloch, S., The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW 1993 Caruana, W., Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London

1991 Meeks, A.R., Enora and the Black Crane, Ashton Scholastic, Sydney

1990 Balance 1990: Views, Visions, Influences, exhib. cat., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane |  Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia,  Aboriginal Arts Management Association (presented by the Aboriginal Arts Committee, Australia Council and Third Eye Centre, Glasgow), exhib. cat., Redfern, NSW 1986 Urban Koories, exhib. cat., Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby, NSW | Scott-Mundine, B., Black on Black: an Aboriginal Perspective on Koori Art, Art Monthly Australia Supplement (The land, the city – the emergence of urban Aboriginal art), pp7-9 | Watson, C., The Bicentenary and beyond: recent developments in Aboriginal printmaking, Special Double Issue Artlink 10(1&2), pp70-73

1989 Nothing to Celebrate? Australian Aboriginal Political Art and the Bicentennial, exhib. cat., Flinders University Art Museum | Australian Perspecta 1989, A Biennial Survey of Contemporary Australian Art, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney | A Koori Perspective, exhib. cat., Artspace, Sydney | Isaacs, J., Aboriginality: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings and Prints, University of Qld Press, St Lucia, Qld

1988 Boomalli Five Koorie Artists (d: Michael Riley)

1987 Berndt, C H, Pheasant and Kingfisher, illustrated by Ray Meeks, Bookshelf Books, Horwitz Grahame, UK | Johnson, V., Art and Aboriginality, exhib. cat., Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK | Samuels, J. and Watson, C., Australian Aboriginal Views in Print and Poster, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne | Watson, C., Dalkuna Mnunuwuy Nhe Rom, exhib. cat., Foreign Exchange, Armadale, Victoria

1986 Butler, R., From dreamtime to machine time, Imprint 21(3-4), pp12,13 | (January) Stamp Bulletin – Australia, Melbourne, No. 182

1984 Johnson, T. and Johnson, V., Koori Art ’84, exhib. cat., Art Space, Sydney | Lambert, A., Shattering the myth that Aboriginal art exists only in traditional forms, Australian Artist, 1(4), 24-25