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Born 1971, Carlton, Victoria

Clinton Naina (formerly Nain) is a painter, dancer, performer and storyteller who obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from Melbourne’s VCA in 1994, and a Master of Fine Art (Research) from Sydney’s CoFA in 2003.

Naina came to prominence in the late 90s with a poignant series titled White King, Blak Queen, which used a combination of bleach and bitumen to explore the tainted path of colonisation. His unique combination of materials and potent imagery exposes the impact of British settlement and imposed religious order on his people from the Torres Strait Islands.



His Colony | Clinton Naina

In this new exhibition, Naina returns to his signature medium bleach, which he uses to sear photogram-esque silhouettes onto surfaces. Bleach being an apt metaphor for colonisation, which he has used in this exhibition in combination with luscious green textiles and paper, alongside his classic black textiles. In this new series, the bold and rich hues of the rainforest reflect Country, the land which is being systematically destroyed by ‘His Colony’.
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Sydney Contemporary 2022

After a three year hiatus, Sydney Contemporary returned to Carriageworks in September. Featuring more than 80 outstanding galleries, the fair showcases the very best of Australian contemporary art. We exhibited Clinton Naina, Gosia Wlodarczak, Ash Keating, Waldemar Kolbusz and Fiona Hiscock.
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Gallerysmith launches its 2023 exhibition program with a group exhibition which celebrates 15 years of gallery operations. This exhibition features works by more than 50 artists who have shown at the gallery between 2008 and 2023....
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Stolen Unknown | Clinton Naina

In a return to a most poignant medium to convey his experience, Stolen Unknown is Clinton Naina's latest collection of works. Clinton blends found objects and materials which hold cultural significance and personal importance with White King bleach to record stories of stolen culture, family, country and language.
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In this time like no other, Gallerysmith has brought together a curated selection of artists' experiences of 2020 with this online exhibition 2020 (REAR) VISION. This exhibition draws artists from both within and beyond Gallerysmith and aims to provide a snapshot, as a social history record of a most unusual and challenging time. It contains work which is reflective, responsive, reactive and importantly, honest.
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BIG WEATHER at National Gallery of Victoria

Clinton Naina's 4 panel work Stolen Climate features in Big Weather at NGV Australia, Fed Square.

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The Koorie Art Show | Koorie Heritage Trust

Clinton Naina has been awarded the Creative Victoria Award for Excellence at the 8th Koorie Art Show. His Artwork Landfill (2020)…

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Painting the Town Blak | Richmond Town Hall

Painting the Town Blak is a survey exhibition of Clinton Naina, curated by Kara Rees. Painting the Town Blak brings…

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Clinton Naina, Passive Aggressive, 2019

Passive Aggressive Power | Clinton Naina

In his first exhibition since joining Gallerysmith in 2018, Clinton Nain reveals a new series of paintings exploring the impact of power structures imposed since colonisation.
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SOVEREIGNTY | Australian Centre of Contemporary Art

Clinton Naina is featured in group exhibition Sovereignty at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is curated by…

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Clinton Naina (Meriam Mir/Ku Ku)
Born 1971, Carlton, Victoria

2001–03 Master of Fine Arts (Research), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1992–94 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
1990–91 Advanced Certificate of the Arts, Northern Metropolitan College of TAFE


Stolen Unknown, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Painting the Town Blak: Clinton Naina, Yarra City Arts, Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne
Passive Aggressive – Power, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Passive Aggressive – Warpaint, Art Atrium, Bondi Junction, Sydney

Passive Aggressive – Dream, Art Atrium, Sydney

REACH, Wyndham Art Gallery, Melbourne

NAIN, fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne

Blue Stone, Blak Flowers, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Mao & I, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Blak Flowers and Tumbleweed, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

Re’dress, Grant Pirrie Gallery, Sydney

Resistance to Resilience, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

Hurdy Gurdy (Wrong Way Around), Sherman Galleries, Sydney

A E I O U, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

Clinton Nain, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
The Dirty Deal Ain’t Clean, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

You Never Said Thank You, 138 Lygon Street, Brunswick, Melbourne

Living Under the Bridge, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Clinton Nain, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin

Whitens, Removes Stains, Kills Germs, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

White King Blak Queen, Brisbane Powerhouse, Live Arts, Brisbane
The Bleach is Blak, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
Heritage Colours, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Seven Days Seven Nights of Blak Magic, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
It Reigns White King, Midsumma, Platform 2, The Thin Line, Melbourne
Big Yellow Cloud, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne

Aboriginal Embassy 1972, 4th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award
Brilliant Blackness, Open Season Gallery, Melbourne
Over My Blak Body, Lavender Nights, Melbourne

Pitched Blak, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

Nambundah Festival Exhibition, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney


Queer, National Gallery of Victoria
Sydney Contemporary with Gallerysmith, Carriageworks, Sydney

Big Weather, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Mutable Ecologies, RMIT University, curated by Kristen Sharp, Philip Samartzis and Andrew Tetzlaff, Online Exhibition.

The Koorie Art Show, Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Melbourne
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, Queensland

Drowning not Waving, Wyndham Art Gallery, Victoria

Colony: Frontier Wars, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney
Seeing Voices, Monash University of Arts Collection, Monash University

Sovereignty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
The China Dream Exhibition, Beijing Museum of Visual Art, Beijing, China

End of Year Exhibition, Art Atrium, Bondi Junction, Sydney
Bungaree’s Farm, Curated by Djon Mundine (OAM), Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns.
Passive Aggressive, Cairns Cruise Liner, Shed 3, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns

Show Time, The Art Collection of Arts Centre, Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Blak Wave, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne.
Art Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

TOGART Contemporary Art Award, Darwin

KIAF (Korean International Art Fair), South Korea
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (Alcaston Gallery), Cairns
Melbourne Art Fair (Alcaston Gallery), Melbourne
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong
Alcaston at Depot Gallery, Sydney

Reclaimed: Contemporary Australian Art, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Land, Sea and Sky Contempoary Art of the Torres Strait Islands, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Pink Sunrise, Boomalli Gallery, Sydney.
Boots : Rule 30, Michael Long Foundation, N.G.V. AFL, Melbourne.
Wattle : Australian Contemporary Art Show, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Show at Heiser Gallery, Fortitude Valley Queensland.
Show at Mossgreen Gallery Toorak Melbourne.
New Acquisitions in Council Arts & Heritage Collection, City of Yarra, Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne.

Gayme, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria.

Just Can’t Get Enough, Linden Gallery St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.

The Coloured Digger Exhibition, ANZAC DAY, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
In a Different Light, Artists Portrayed, Sonia Payes, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Hand in Hand, Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-Operative Performance Space at Carriageworks Acon, Aboriginal Project Exhibition for the 2008 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.
Lives and Times, NGV travelling exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
Lines In The Sand Botany Bay Stories From 1770, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sutherland Shire.
The Rug Project 2008, Designer Rugs/Auction, Alexandria Industrial Estate, Sydney
Leading Lights, Ivan Dougherty Gallery UNSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

Power and Beauty, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Celebrating Aboriginal Rights, curator Rhonda Davis, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney

Landmarks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Dancelines: Contemporary Indigenous Art Inspired by Bangarra Dance Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, curated by Marita Smith

Paper Chase, Nellis Castan Gallery, Melbourne
L’art urbain du Pacifique, Saint-Auvent Castle, Limosin, France
Bleak Epiphanies: an exhibition of small black things, Virginia Wilson Art in association with William Wright Artists’ Projects, Sydney

One Of: Festivus 04, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Masters of COFA, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Our Place: Indigenous Australia Now, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Art & Champagne, Friends of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Research Library and Archive, Australian Galleries, Sydney (fundraiser)
Fundraising Event, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Beneath the Monsoon: Visions North of Capricorn, Artspace, Mackay; Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns; Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, QLD
An Indigenous COFA Presence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Group Exhibition, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Artful Park, Centennial Parklands, Sydney
Gatherings, Queensland Indigenous Art Promotion Project, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
Post Mullet: New Australian Style, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Queer Family, Midsummer Festival, Span Galleries, Melbourne

Bennet Nain Parr Tillers, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

The Art of Place, Old Parliament House, Canberra
Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
Goin’, Goin’, Gone, fundraising exhibition for lesbian and gay anti-violence project, Lizard Lounge Arts Space, Sydney
Beyond the Pale: Contemporary Indigenous Art, curator Brenda Croft, 2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, AGSA, Adelaide

We Are Australian, George Adams Gallery, Melbourne

Stolen, World Vision Australia, Walkabout Gallery, Sydney
Walkabout Gallery Exhibition, Paddington Town Hall, Sydney
The Art of Place, Old Parliament House, Canberra
Fiction Factory, Project Space, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
Mapping Our Countries, Djamu Gallery, Sydney

Ilan Pasin (This is Our Way): Torres Strait Art, two-year tour of Australia and the Pacific: Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns; Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; Tandanya: National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Campbelltown; National Archives of Australia, Canberra

One Night Only, exhibition of new work by Melbourne artists, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
Natives Dancing, Dream Run, Quality Street, Fresh & Blood, A Sydney Story 1788–1988, Museum of Sydney, Sydney
Black Roots, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists’ Co-op, Sydney
Urban Dreaming Different Meaning, Project Space, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
Pauline Hansen – Co-Existence Australian Artists Against Racism, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

I Had a Dream: Australian Art in the 1960s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
More than a Piece of Paper, Graduate Centre, The University of Melbourne
1967–1997: 30 Years On, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
Primavera 1997, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Bay Watch, Grand Central Gallery, Melbourne
Next Wave Festival Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
We Iri-We Homeborn, Grand Central Gallery, Melbourne

Blak City Culture, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, three-year national travelling exhibition
New Faces New Directions, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Dja Dja Wrung Womin-Je-Ku-Werreneen (William Bit: Welcome to our Homeland), Bendigo Arts Festival, Bendigo, VIC
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Week, St Francis Church, Melbourne
Art of the Men, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne

Blak City Culture, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Power of the Land, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exhibition, World Trade Centre, New York
Duality: A World Within a World, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Koori Art Exhibition, Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne
Koori Arts Exhibition, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Week, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, sponsored by Contemporary Australian Visions
Kitch’en Koori, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne

Fringe Festival Multi-Media Exhibition, Melbourne

A E I O U, performance, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
Embark on this journey, Acid Reign, The Arts Centre, Melbourne

Where’s Jemima, L’art urbain du Pacifique, Saint-Auvent Castle, Limosin, France

You Never Said Thank You!, performance, 138 Lygon Street, Brunswick, Melbourne
The 4th Victorian Indigenous Playwrights Conference, Ilbigeri Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Awards, presented the Aunty Eleanor Harding Memorial Award, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Centre, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

Traditional Owners’ Ceremony, choreography and performance, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
Bunjil: Creation Story, choreography, Moomba Waterfest Parade, Melbourne

Bunjil: Creation Story, choreography and performance, Melbourne Festival Opening, Melbourne

Respect for Our Elders, Project Space, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
Adornment, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Which Way Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
Big Yellow Cloud, performance, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
White King Blak Queen, installation and performance, Melbourne
Torres Strait Dance, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Koori Day, Melbourne

Sister Romper: Giving Indigenous Women a Voice, Collingwood Town Hall
Mayer’s Community Day: A Festival of Unity and Reconciliation, Gasworks Park, City of Port Phillip,
Mommy Dearest, Prince of Wales Hotel, Melbourne
Black Featherette, Stick With Wik (fundraiser)

We Iri, We Homeborn, We Just Too Deadly, Grand Central, Melbourne
St Kilda Writers’ Festival, Gershwin Room, Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne
Up the Ladder, Melbourne Workers’ Theatre, toured Sydney and regional Victoria
I Can’t Sleep At Night, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

Nambundah Festival Exhibition, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

Second World Indigenous Youth Conference, Darwin
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
St Kilda Pacific Arts Festival, Melbourne
Seminar, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Hilton Hotel, Melbourne
National Liturgical Music Convention, Melbourne and Kilmore

Bony, TV series, Grundy Television Productions

Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
The City of Melbourne: ATSI Cross Cultural Workshop, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Ilbijerri ATSI Theatre Cooperative, Melbourne


‘Artist Talk: The 8th Koorie Art Show’, Koorie Heritage Trust, online video,

‘An interview with Clinton Naina, Big Weather’, National Gallery of Victoria, online video,

Art in Reverse, ABC TV (3 June)

Sunday Arts, Panel Discussion, ABC TV
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, TEN Network,
Art in Reverse, Ovation Channel

George Negus Tonight, ABC TV (6 October)

The Arts Show, SBS TV

Tiddas Special, ABC TV
Bent TV, ‘Queer Family’, Channel 31
Coming Out, discussion panel (10 May)
Songlines, ABC TV, special on ‘Festival of the Dreaming’ (8 October)
I Can’t Sleep at Night, performance
Pitched Black, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

Bony, TV series, Grundy’s


‘Clinton Naina, Winner of the 2020 Koorie Art Show’, NITV Radio

The Deep End, Radio National
Aboriginal, SBS Radio
Arts Up, 3k en D, France
Exhibit A, Radio National with Julie Copland
Survival Show, Koori 3CR

Ursula Raymond interview, ABC Radio Darwin

Not Another Koori Show, 3CR

‘Reconciliation: What is it? Should Queers Say Sorry?’, Feast 2000: Adelaide Lesbian and Gay Festival’, live debate, Adelaide Radio
Art to Lunch, Radio 4ZZZ, Brisbane

Arts Yarn Up, Sydney

2SER radio, Sydney

Te-Up-Oko-Ote-Ika, Maori Radio
Altered States, 3RRR

Not Another Koori Show, 3CR

Aboriginal Program, 3EA

2006 Landmarks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (with Judith Ryan)
2006 Erub has a bitumen road now, Landmarks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2006 Exploring Landmarks, Women’s Association one-day seminar, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2006 Embark on this journey / into acid reign, Dancelines: Contemporary Indigenous Art inspired by Bangarra Dance Theatre, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
2005 L’Art Urbain Du Pacifique, Saint-Auvent, France
2003 Living Under the Bridge, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2003 Whitens, Removes Stains, Kills Germs, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
2000 The Bleach is Blak, Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide
2000 White King Blak Queen and Beyond the Pale, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1999 Visual Arts Department, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Melbourne
1998 Koori Art and Design, Department of Visual Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
1998 Footscray Campus, Victoria University, Melbourne
1998 Ilan Pasin (This is Our Way): Torres Strait Art, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
1997 Linden Gallery, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Queensland Art Gallery; The Australian Museum; Flinders University Art Museum; Northern Metropolitan College of TAFE; The University of Melbourne; Victorian College of the Arts; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Council; Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation; City of Port Phillip; Wesfarmers; BHP Billiton; DNA Design Nation Pty Ltd; Arthur and Susie Roe Collection; HRA & Associates; Rio Tinto; Jean-Marie Tijbou Cultural Centre, Noumea


Frost, Andrew, ‘New Directions, Clinton Nain’, Art Collector, iss. 87, Jan-Mar, pp. 86-87

Crawford, Ashley, ‘Clinton Nain: Hoping hard in the city’, Art Collector, Issue 57, July -Sep

Messer, Barbara, ‘Blak Queen’, Media Arts, Alumni Edition, COFA, issue 19, 2007, pp. 8–9
Croft, Brenda, Hurdy Gurdy (Wrong Way Around), catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

Nelson, Robert, ‘Clinton Nain: a e I o u’, , 31 May
Murray-Cree, Laura (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986–2006, Craftsman House, Melbourne
O’Brien, Mary, ‘Indigenous visual artists step up to Bangarra’, Metro News and Reviews, The Age, 8 Feb
Usher, Robin, ‘Dreamtime art takes center stage in landmark show’, Age , 1 March
Cusworth, Fran, ‘Truth at road’s end’, Herald Sun, 14 February
‘From out of the earth’, The Critics, Age, 11 February
‘Survival on invasion day tribute to 218 years of ongoing indigenous dissent’, National Indigenous Times, 26 January

McDonald, John, Surface Tension, The Art Life, , June
Gould, Ian, ‘Secrets and lives’, interview with Clinton Nain, Sydney Star Observer, 2 June, p. 7
Comte, Samantha, ‘A Short Ride in a Fast Machine: A Recent History of Contemporary Art’, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and Black Ink, Melbourne
Bleak Epiphanies: An Exhibition of Small Black Things Metro, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Erub has a bitumen road now’, Art Up to the Eyeballs, Reader Magazine, June–July
‘First person, secrets and lives, Clinton Nain uses art to tell stories of sexuality, cultural identity and hidden oppression’, Sydney Star Observer , 2 June

Mendelssohn, Joanna, ‘Clinton Nain: Living under the bridge’, Artlink, vol. 24, no. 1, March, pp. 85–6
Frost, Andrew, ‘50 of Australia’s most collectable artists’, Art Collector, issue 27, Jan–Mar

Simmonds, Diana, ‘Must see’, Sunday Telegraph, 23 November, p. 126
Clinton Nain, Beyond Place: a journey in broken English, Master of Fine Arts, Research, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Frost, Andrew, ‘Telling stories’, Australian Style, no. 57, Nov
Kidd, Courtney, ‘The pain in stain is the message from Nain’, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May

Walker, Wendy, ‘Speaking of reconciliation’, Visual Arts, The Advertiser Feast, November
Vaughan, Plaz, ‘Showing the way: Queer family’, Herald Sun: Front Row, January
‘Yarra’s heritage colours’ City of Yarra News, vol. 6, no. 6, December
Kappinski, Barbara, ‘Blak out, Blue’, no. 30, December (photography: Paul Freeman)
Neale, Margo & Kleinert, Sylvia (eds), The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
‘Feast Festival preview’, DNA, October
Mellor, Doreen, ‘Beyond the Pale’, review, Art & Australia, vol. 38, no. 1, Sep–Nov
Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘Dolls date with destiny’, Daily Telegraph, 28 July
Huppatz, D. J., ‘Beyond the Pale’, Like
Lee, G, ‘Clinton Nain’, in Croft, Brenda (ed.), Beyond the Pale, Adelaide Bicentennial of Australian Art, Adelaide
Cochrane, Peter, ‘Festival of hope amid anger and reminders of a sorry past’, Sydney Morning Herald
Fitzgerald, Michael, ‘Renewing the country’, Time, 3 April
Litson, Jo, ‘Powersurge boosts culture’, Australian, 28 April
Coslovich, Gabriella, ‘Sista girl powers on’, The Age
Devlin, Rebekeh, ‘An artistic challenge to a pale limitation”, Age, 22 May

Anthony, Rachel, ‘Which way’, Time Out, Melbourne Times
Palz, Vaughan, ‘Nain but the best’, Herald Sun
James, Bruce, ‘Art Festivals King Hit’, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Beyond the Pale’, 13 February

Mosby, Tom with Robinson, B., Ilan Pasin (This Is Our Way): Torres Strait Art, exhibition catalogue, Cairns, Queensland
O’Toole, Phil, ‘Reviews’, (Playset), Eyeline, no. 35
Harding, Janina, ‘Artist profile’, Yarmbler vol. 4
Moore Hardy, C., Primavera 1997, 18 September
James, Bruce, ‘Going for the jugular’, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October
‘If you do nothing else this week Black is Black Featherette
Stick with Wik’, MSO Weekly, 9 January
Torres Strait Islanders Step Out, The Arts on Friday, Australian, November 1998
Carter, Melissa, ‘Significant risk emerging artists struggling to be seen’, Artlink, 8 January
‘Indigenous Mardi Gras (Black Roots)’, Outrage, no. 177, February

Olympic Arts Festival (special issue), vol. 35
Cochrane, Susan, ‘An outsiders view: Torres Strait Islander art’, Art & Australia, vol. 35, no. 1, spring, illus., p. 121
Johnson, Anna, ‘Young at art’, Good Weekend, Age, 26 April
‘Celebrating the new and the deadly’, Southern Cross, 25 June
‘Artists boldly show the way to reconciliation’, Melbourne Review, 25 June
‘The complete guide to the visual arts program’, TIME, 9 August
‘I can’t sleep at night’, Earth Strokes Festival of the Dreaming, Hogarth Galleries, 6 October
‘Primavera exhibition’, Australian Jewish News, Sydney Edition, 5 September
‘Field of dreams’, photograph by Robert Pearce, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September

‘No more tears’, Melbourne Star Observer, 26 January

Benjamin, Roger, ‘BLAKNESS – Blak city culture’, Art & Text, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney
Marsh, Anne, ‘Melbourne Fringe Festival program’, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Williamson C. & Perkins, Hetti, Blakness: Black city culture, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne
‘Landmark art shows’, Melbourne Star Observer, 14 October
‘Artist’s cultural canvas’, Malvern-Prahran Leader, 19 October
Marsh, Anne, ‘Making light of a dark world’, Herald Sun, 19 October
‘Tales of the city’, Good Weekend, Age, 29 October

‘Recognition: The way forward’, Australian Catholic Social Justice Committee, (A.C.S.J.C.)

Flanagan, ‘Here and there, the Impulse of Brett Whiteley’, Age, 18 July



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