Fiona Omeenyo is one of Lockhart's original “Art Gang “ members and is also one of the art centre's most successful artists. With 14 solo exhibitions and 40 group exhibitions to her credit, Fiona is also represented in many public and private collections.
Artist Statement: “I’m a member of the Lockhart River Art Gang. We’re a group of young Aboriginal Artists from the east coast of Cape York in Far North Queensland. I mainly do paintings on canvas although sometimes I do printing and sculpture. The paintings I'm painting now are about traditional family and everyday things. I paint about my home and country through my painting . No matter where you go, you're still carrying the stories that elders and family tell you and memories for a life-time .”
Collections: Thomas Vroom Collection, Netherlands, Wollongong University Collection, NSW, ATSIC Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Dept of Native Title Collection, Northern Territory, University Collection, Darwin, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Awards: Cape York Art Awards - 1st prize in Works on Paper for an etching on chine collection, Art Of Place Awards, Canberra - work selected for exhibition, Cape York Art Awards - 1st prize Paintings in General for an acrylic on canvas painting
Fiona’s work is available through: Emerge Art Space Perth, Australian and Oceanic Art, Port Douglass, KickArts Contemporary Gallery, Cairns, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, Texas
The following works from Fiona Omeenyo (clockwise) are:
"My Birthday...all celebrating"; "Fading Spirits"; Untitled. All works are acrylic on canvas.
Last Updated (Friday, 17 September 2010 08:52)