Muddy Water: new paintings by John Boney
9 June – 8 July
This exhibition of meticulous yet lyrical paintings depict aspects of cultural life in the remote north west, as remembered by John Boney – fishing, gathering food, ceremonial dancing and totemic animals.
John Boney (affectionately known as JB) was born in Goodooga in north western NSW. Boney is a Murriwarri man who is active in his culture as an artist, teacher and youth worker.
Boney is also an accomplished musician who performed with and alongside Australian rock band Midnight Oil; his musicality is also evident in the rhythmic precision of his dot marks, his lyrical line-work and the subtle colour harmonies of his paintings.
Since 2007 Boney has been Resident Artist at Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre in Penrith, where he teaches painting, creates artwork for sale and travels to schools throughout the Sydney metropolitan and western regions teaching Aboriginal art and culture.
Boney has completed major mural artworks for schools and local government councils.
(Curatorial Essay Available Here Size PDF)