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Frewa Bardaluna
Frewa Bardaluna. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

Graham Badari
Born 1963, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Kunwinjku people. Lives and works: (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Frewa Bardaluna
Born 1954, Kakodbebuldi, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Kuninjku people. Lives and works: Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Badger Bates
Born 1947, Wilcannia, New South Wales. Paakantji people. Lives and works: Broken Hill, New South Wales.

Jean Burke
Born 1945, Anamara Pirti, Western Australia. Pitjantjatjara people. Lives and works: Warakurna Community, Western Australia.

Owen Yalandja
Owen Yalandja. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

Billy Cooley
Born 1952, Soudan Station, Northern Territory. Binbinga/Yanuwa people. Lives and works: Amata, South Australia.

Susan George
Born 1969, Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Garrawa people. Lives and works: Mugularrangu (Robinson River), Northern Territory.

Treahna Hamm
Born 1965, Albury–Wodonga, Victoria. Yorta Yorta people. Lives and works: Yarrawonga, Victoria.

Judith Pungkarta Inkamala
Born 1948, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Northern Territory. Aranda people. Lives and works: Ntaria, Northern Territory.

Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu
Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

John Patrick Kelantumama
Born c. 1952, Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. Tiwi people. Lives and works: Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.

Yvonne Koolmatrie
Born 1944, Wudinna, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Ngarrindjeri people. Lives and works: Berri, South Australia.

Craig Koomeeta
Born 1977, Cairns, Queensland. Wik-Alkan people. Lives and works: Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

Patrick Kunoth Pwerle
Born c. 1980, Utopia, Northern Territory. Anmatyerre people. Lives and works: Utopia, Northern Territory.

Lena Yarinkura
Lena Yarinkura. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

Garth Lena
Born 1967, Murwillumbah, New South Wales. Bundalung peoples. Lives and works: Fingal Head, New South Wales.

Niningka Lewis
Born 1950s, between Areyonga and Tempe Downs, Northern Territory. Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra people. Lives and works: Ernabella, South Australia.

Janine McAullay Bott
Born 1951, Perth, Western Australia. Noongar people. Lives and Works: Perth, Western Australia.

Djambawa Marawili
Born 1953, Numbulwar, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Yolngu people. Lives and works: Yilpara, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Marina Murdilnga
Marina Murdilnga. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

Napuwarri Marawili
Born 1967, Numbulwar, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Yolngu people. Lives and works: Yilpara, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Danie Mellor
Born 1971, Mackay, Queensland. Mamu/Ngagen/Ngagan people. Lives and works: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and Sydney, New South Wales.

Marina Murdilnga
Born 1960, Yikarrakal, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Kuninjku people. Lives and works: Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Leigh Namponan
Born 1965, Cairns, Queensland. Wik Ngathan/Wik Alkan people. Lives and works: Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

Laurie Nilsen
Born 1954, Roma, Queensland. Manadandanji people. Lives and works: Brisbane, Queensland.

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri
Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

Dennis Nona
Born 1973, Badu (Mulgrave) Island, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland. Kal-lagaw-ya people. Lives and works: Brisbane, Queensland.

Shirley Purdie
Born 1948, Gilbany (Mabel Downs Station), Western Australia. Gija people. Lives and works: Warmun, Western Australia.

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri
Born 1973, Melville Island, Northern Territory. Tiwi people. Lives and works: Milikapiti, Melville Island.

Brian Robinson
Born 1973, Waiben (Thursday Island), Torres Strait Islands, Queensland. Kala Lagaw Ya (Western Torres Strait Islands) people. Lives and works: Cairns, Queensland.

Vicki West
Vicki West. Photo: Nicole Forshew.

Ken Thaiday Snr
Born 1950, Erub (Darnley Island), Torres Strait Islands, Queensland. Meriam Mer people. Lives and works: Cairns, Queensland.

Rahel Kngwarria Ungwanaka
Born 1946, Haast’s Bluff, Northern Territory. Luritja/Aranda people. Lives and works: Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Northern Territory.

Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu
Born 1961, Roper River, Northern Territory. Yolngu people. Lives and works: Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella), Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Tjilpi Wara
Born c. 1916, near Amata, South Australia. Pitjantjatjara people. Died 2008, Ernabella, South Australia.

Vicki West
Born 1960, Launceston, Tasmania. Trawlwoolway people. Lives and works: Launceston, Tasmania.

Johnny Young
Johnny Young. Photo: Nicole Foreshew.

Owen Yalandja
Born 1962, Barrihdjowkkeng, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Kuninjku people. Lives and works: Barrihdjowkkeng, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Lena Yarinkura
Born 1961, Buluhkarduru, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Kune/Rembarrnga people. Lives and works: Buluhkarduru, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Johnny Young
Born 1964, Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa), Northern Territory. Eastern Aranda people. Lives and works: Titjikala, Northern Territory.