AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS
2011- 2nd place Clarence Valley Indigenous Art
Award,Grafton regional Gallery
2008- Awarded the NSW Indigenous Art Fellowship,
MINISTRY FOR THE ARTS, NSW
Coffs Harbour NAIDOC Expo, people’s choice
award, CoffsHarbou rMuseum
2007- 1st place, Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award
Winner Naidoc Aborignal Art competition Coffs
Finalist, NSW Parliament Indigenous Art Prize, 3
2006- Received peoples choice award, Naidoc Aboriginal
rt exhibition, Coffs Harbour
2005 – Parliament of NSW finalist certificate, NSW Parliament Indigenous Art Prize
Coffs Harbour Annual Art & Craft Prize – commendation Award
2002 – Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize – First Place- Peoples Choice Award.
— Second Prize- Sculpture Section.
1997 – Ulmarra Shire Council – Australia Day Art Competition – 1st Prize.
1995 – Cultural Achievement Award. NSW Tourism
Coffs Carnivale’. Body of Works, Art Exhibition.
1986 – First Prize – Dapto A & H Society Annual Exhibition.
Kiama A & H Association Art Exhibition. First Prize- modern painting
AlbionPark A.H. & I. Association Annual Art Exhibition. Second Prize – modern painting.
EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS
2013- solo exhibition gnarrwa.. give birth. Goombucker Aboriginal Cultural
Centre, Forest Glen, QLD
30 x 30 exhibition Dunghutti Ngaaku Aboriginal Art Gallery, Kempsey
2012- joint exhibition, Peace & respect, DNAAG, kempsey
solo exhibition, DNAAG, Kempsey
Gaagal, joint exhibition Yarrawarra, wadjar regional indig gallery
Opera House, launch of Jabidi silk
2011- 100 mile challenge, mid north coast rep. table art installations, sydney
Fairy Tales exhibition Joint show grafton regional gallery
Clarence valley Indigenous art award, grafton regional gallery
2010- International women’s day exhibition, DNAAG, Kempsey
Commission, perfect circle private
Commission, public art installation, ocean medicine, coffs harbour city council
2009- AWAKE solo exhibition Grafton regional gallery
Clarence valley Indigenous art award
Marine Visions joint exhibition, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
Special Kind of Vision’ Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
Collectors Paradise, northern rivers community gallery, Ballina
Gurgan Art & Craft Fair, Lismore City Hall
2008- 2008- Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Award touring exhibition:
• University Sunshine Coast
• Redcliffe Art Gallery
• Gympie Regional Gallery
• Mosma Regional Gallery
• Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
• Latroke City Gallery
• Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
• Port MacQuarie Hastings Regional Gallery
‘The Art of Dreaming’ Morden Studio Show, Manitoba. CANADA
Northern Buffalo Gallery, Cranberry Portage. Canada
Mural commissioned by St. Francis Xavier School, Woolgoolga.
“Identity” showcase of leading Indigenous Artists on North Coast of NSW
Grafton Regional Gallery
NPWS Aboriginal Art Prize, Tweed River Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
“Year of the Apology” exhibition, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
STEPPING STONES project, Arts Northern Rivers
NAIDOC Art Expo, Coffs Harbour Museum NSW
Commission Private- artwork depicting Ned Kelly
2007- 2008- NSW Parliament Indigenous Art Prize Regional Tour
• Parliament House Sydney
• Campbelltown Art Centre
• Western Plains Cultural Centre
• Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
• Griffith Regional Gallery and Theatre
• Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
• Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award, Grafton Regional Gallery.
“Sweet Transformations” Grafton regional Gallery
Exhibition –“SEVEN SPIRITS” touring North Canada.
Yugilbar National Parks & Wildlife Indigenous Art Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery.
Exhibition- “Useful Things in my Culture”- Bunker Gallery Coffs Harbour,
January- March 2007.
Exhibition- Wadjar Gallery, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Commission- (Private) Libby Sterling, Dept. Primary Industry, Coffs Harbour.
Commission- Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW.
2006 – Exhibition – Grafton Regional Gallery, “the O’grady sisters redrawn”
Commission – Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation & nsw Marine Parks
Seven illustrations depicting Arrawarra fish traps & headland
Commission – North Coast Area Health Service, public Artwork/ mural
Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
Exhibition “Seven Spirits” Pembina Hills Arts Centre, Morden Manitoba,
COMMISSION – GREATER WESTERN AREA HEALTH SERVICE,
3 Culturally Appropriate Artworks for new office space.
COMMISSION – Maureen Webster.. Watercolour, Binaali Brothers.
2005 – BOOMALI GALLERY – Sydney
NSW PARLIAMENT INDIGENOUS ART PRIZE – September 2005, Parliament House, Sydney
COMMISSION – NSW DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, North Sydney. Artwork supporting Cultural Awareness Program
“Spirit of the valley” – joint exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery.
Coffs Harbour Annual Art & Craft Exhibition, Southern Cross University.
Wadjar Art Gallery – Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
2004 – “Beyond the Buffer Zone” – Solo Exhibition, Gloucester Gallery, NSW.
The Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise Art Exhibition, Lismore City Hall.
Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize, NSW.
Australia Day “Exhibition of Excellence” Grafton
2003 – GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY, exhibition of gallery acquisitions.
“SHOCK” combined exhibition, Paragon Potters Workshop
2002 – Paragon Potters’ Workshop- Fine Art Studio.
CORAKI TEA TREE ART PRIZE, NSW.
2001- ARTSFEST – Tutors Exhibition – Coalstream Gallery,
Ulmarra, NSW. ULAGUNDAHI ART GALLERY – River Street, Maclean.
COOINDA Gallery – Coffs Harbour, NSW. CREATIVE LINK Gallery – Byron Bay, NSW. PRIMITIVE PENCIL Art Studio – South Grafton, NSW. DURAHRWA CREATIONS – South Grafton, NSW
1999 – Northern Rivers Mental Health Unit – Licensing Agreement – Five Paintings for Brochures.
1998 – N.A.I.D.O.C. Week Art Exhibition – Grafton Council Chambers
NSW Sister Girls’ – Group Exhibition. Grafton Regional Gallery.
Durahrwa – Official opening Art & Craft Exhibition. Grafton NSW.
‘Gunuumba’ – Coming together Exhibition of Northern NSW Aboriginal
Commissioned – Ulmarra Shire Council – Clarence Valley Mobile Library.
Coffs Harbour City Annual Art & Craft Exhibition. Southern Cross
‘Visions’ joint exhibition – Bunjalung Training Centre. NSW.
Ulmarra Shire Councils – Australia Day Art Competition.
La Perouse – Survival 97 Art Expo. Sydney. NSW.
‘Jalaa Miil’ Inside Eye Solo Exhibition. Grafton Regional Gallery. NSW.
Coffs City Festival – Art Exhibition. Yarrawarra. NSW.
Casino Beef Week – Annual Art Exhibition. NSW.
Aust. Trade Expo. – Sydney Showcase.
Coffs Harbour City Annual Art/Craft Expo.
Commissioned – Clever Oz Enterprises. “The Legend of Ulidarra”.
Ocean Shores. NSW.
1995 – ‘Galugan Gangaranj’ One Dream joint exhibition. Grafton Regional
Coffs Harbour City Annual Art/Craft Expo.
Coffs Carnivale’ – Seeing our Coast Exhibition.
1993 – Australian Heritage National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
1992- Solo Exhibition – Dungog Antiques and Fine Arts. NSW.
1986 – Art Express – On the Move – HSC Major Art Works, Art Gallery of NSW & Newcastle
Albion Park A & H Society Annual Exhibition
Dapto A & H Society Annual Exhibition
Kiama A & H Society Annual Exhibition
PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
2012- SBS interview, indigenous interiors, art of Alison Williams
2011- Book, Saltwater Freshwater Art, mid north coast Aboriginal art
2010- the hub, documentary, Waters of the Arrawarra
2009- Book “A Special Kind of Vision”, Indigenous Art on the North Coast
“Message Stick” ABC, interview re Arrawarra Fish Trap Artwork, Yarrawarra
Cultural Centre, Corindi Beach NSW
“The Sydney Weekender” program, performance Gumbaynggirr dance and song at Darlington Beach Resort, Arrawarra, NSW.
2008- Television Interview APTN Winnipeg Canada re: Indigenous art fellowship and Manitoba Residency
2007- Interview NBN, Daily Examiner re: Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award