Joanne Currie Nalingu
Dark River 2011
FOR SALE $6,000
Joanne Currie Nalingu was born in 1964 and grew up on the riverbanks of the Maranoa at the Yumba, an Aboriginal Mission outside of Mitchell in southwest Queensland. She is a self taught artist, and began painting in 1989.
Joanne’s artworks interpret these formative times and continue Joanne’s intensive exploration of motifs and symbols of the Maranoa. Joanne’s childhood memories are of a grass roots lifestyle – families and hardships. Her choice of colour and form in her works reflects this heritage – both personal and cultural.
Joanne has exhibited since 1990 in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
In 2008 she won The Wynne Prize at The Art Gallery of NSW and has been a finalist 6 times in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Awards at Museums and Galleries of the Northern Territory Darwin. She has also exhibited at Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Queensland regional galleries. Joanne’s work is held in numerous private and public collections including: Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA; Queensland Museum; Museum of Brisbane; The Brisbane Airport Corporation and collaborative public artworks with Campfire group artists in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.