Born Mundubbera, Queensland, 1959. Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia
Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts, Monash University, Gippsland
1980 - 82
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1977 - 79
Diploma of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
QAGOMA Public Artwork Commission: GoMA's 10th Anniversary
NGARUNGA NANGAMA: Calm water dream, 200 George St, Sydney
Project, Finders University, Adelaide
living wells, fragments Murri Kitchen, Townsville Hospital, Townsville
water memory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research-foyer, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Billboard, Brisbane
Tilt Train, Queensland Rail, Gold Coast
Gootcha, City Cat design, Brisbane
fresh water lens, Turbot Street Overpass, Brisbane
Selected Solo Exhibitions
the names of places, Green Screen, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
A Case Study, Lake Macquarie Gallery, Booragul
the scarifier, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria
the holes in the land; heron island suite, experimental beds, Toowoomba Regional Gallery
sacred ground beating heart / experimental beds / heron island suite, Noosa Regional Gallery
experimental beds, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
shell, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
experimental beds, University of Virginia, USA and grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane.
2011 - 12
waterline, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA.
heron island suite, Touring Regional Galleries in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.
heron island suite, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane.
2009 - 12
heron island, University of Virginia, USA; grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane; and touring across Western Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland.
bad and doubtful debts, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
heron island, University of Queensland Art Museum; University of Queensland, Brisbane.
blood language, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney.
in the shadows of goya, aotearoa and the museum; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
in the shadows of goya, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra.
a complicated fall, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
shell, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Black Mist Burnt Country, Touring exhibition in NSW, VIC, SA and QLD
Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Zero metres about Sea level, CrossArts Projects, Sydney
Beyond the Tower: UQ Art Museum, 40 Years and Counting, UQAM, St Lucia
Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography, AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, Netherlands
Borders, Barriers, Walls, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield
With Secrecy and Despatch, Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
Living Waters, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Avenue St. Martin
Unsettled: Stories Within, Australian National Museum, Canberra
Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, Harvard Art Museums, MA
Artist and Empire: Facing Britain's Imperial Past, TATE Britain, London
Contemporary Indigenous Art from Australia, Musee de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada
When Silence Falls, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Unsettled, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
(inv)isible!, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie
Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation, British Museum, London
Artists' Books & Multiples, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba
Mirror Mirror Image: prints and plates, Gympie Regional Gallery
Daughters, Mothers (part of Future Feminist Archive), SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Body Politic, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia
Salt Water Country, Gold Coast Art Centre, Gold Coast
Conflict: Contemporary responses to war, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
East Coast Encounter: re-imagining the 1770 encounter, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
New, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Theatre of the World, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Making Change, University of New South Wales Galleries (COFA)
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding...?, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
My Country: I Still Call Australia Home, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Taboo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Arte Indigena Contemporåneo en Australia, IVAM, Valencia d'Art Modern.
all our relations, 18th Sydney Biennale, Sydney.
Luminous World, Art Gallery of Western Australia.
TABOO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Making Change, National Art Museum of China, Beijing.
Contemporary Women, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns.
Spinifex Country and Beyond Asylum, University of Queensland Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
2010 - 12
Roundabout, touring Israel and New Zealand.
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Art + Soul, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Suburbia, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Redcliffe, Queensland.
Littoral, Carnegie Gallery Hobart & Burnie Arts Centre, Burnie, Tasmania.
100 years: Highlights from the University Art Collection, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.
Culture Warriors, National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the American University, Washington.
National Artist’s Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.
Terra Nullius, ACC Galerie, Weimar & HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany.
Shards, South Australia School of Art Gallery, Adelaide.
Arc Biennial, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
Sunshine State, Smart State, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
Lessons in History, grahame galleries
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
British Museum, London
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Allied Queensland Coalfields Collection
Ballarat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
BHP Billiton Art Collection
Brisbane City Art Collection, Queensland
Canberra Institute of the Arts Library, Canberra
Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane, Queensland
Cruthers Collection, Perth
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Downlands College, Queensland
Edith Cowan University, Perth
Flinders University, Adelaide
Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Victoria
Goethe Institute, Melbourne
Gold Coast City Art Collection, Queensland
Griffith University, Brisbane
Holmes-a-Court Collection, Western Australia
James Cook University, Townsville
James Hardy Collection, State Library, Brisbane
LaTrobe Valley Arts Centre, Victoria
Macquarie Bank, Sydney & New York
Monash University, Melbourne
Museum & Art Gallery, Northern Territory
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Northern Territory University, Darwin
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
South Australian Museum
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
St Ann’s & Gippsland Grammar School, Sale, Victoria
St Louis Art Museum, USA
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Tate Britain, London, UK
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Tokyo National University of Technology, Japan
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
University of Tasmania, Hobart
University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales
University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales
Wollongong City Gallery, New South Wales
McLean, Ian. Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art. Reaktion Books Ltd, 2016, pp. 216-18.