Fireworks Gallery, Qld
Private Collection, NSW
Cooee Art, NSW
Ian worked in various industries before studying Visual Arts at the Northern Territory University in the mid 1990s. Throughout his art practice he pays tribute to the story of the Kurtjar people in his homeland of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Ian has worked prolifically in his studio in Far North Queensland over the last years and developed a number of series, focusing on paintings and installations. Recurring subject matter in his works comprises characters, sites and memories, which are important to the artist, such as Bloodwood totem and black cockatoo.
Ian was the winner of the 2010 Glover Prize, Tasmania, and has been selected as a finalist three times in The Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. His works are held in numerous private and public collections nationally.*
* Courtesy of Fireworks Gallery, BrisbaneShare