This screen print was produced during a workshop that was organised by Adrian Newstead and Studio One and was conducted in the community on the 12-26 April 1995.
Rover Thomas was born in the Warburton Ranges south of the Great Sandy desert in Western Australia. He spent most his life in the Kimberly region where he worked as a stockman after being taken from Balgo Hills as a 12 year old child.
He moved to Turkey Creek in 1975 and shortly thereafter had a major revelation as the result of the accidental death of a female relative in the Darwin Cyclone. The visitation by the spirit of the dead woman transformed his life and the art of the region. He began exhibiting in 1987 and is represented in the collections of all major Australian galleries. His work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the world including the Venice Bienniale.Share