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The artists’ figurative compositions represent blood linewhich connects ancestral spirits with kin relationships amidst coastal beach and reef imagery. Many of the stories refer to Double Stone which is at Quintell Beach.

Through supernatural manner, ancestors exist simultaneously with the present-day generation. This continuous relationship is expressed through the artist’s sense of line and space (both positive and negative). Omeenyo scrapes through the layers of paint revealing snaking shapes representing togetherness. Whilst these figures may be reminiscent of the Quinkan rock art iconography in Laura (near Cooktown in Queensland) the artist states that her shapes are a personal interpretation of how she sees her family and her own spirit. The figures represent Miiku, the black headed python which is Omeenyo’s totem.

My country Pathacy (Chester River near Coen) that’s where my Grandmother is from.  My figures are about family and country.  I do my painting to carry my culture on and so my children will know our culture too.

 

About the artist: FIONA OMEENYO

  • Born: 1981 Lockhart River QLD.
  • Region: Lockhart River – Eastern Cape York Peninsula.
  • Language: Umpila

Fiona Omeenyo first appeared on the contemporary art scene in the late 1990s as one of the more prominent members of the newly established Far North Queensland’s renowned Lockhart River ‘Art Gang’. A small and remote community, Lockhart River is located eight hundred kilometres north of Cairns on the Eastern Cape York Peninsula. Growing up, she experienced traditional life – such as camping, fishing, gathering berries – within and around the Lockhart River, Claudie River, Quintell Beach, Chilli Beach, Great Barrier Reef, and the Iron Range (Kutini-Payamu) National Park.

More recently, Omeenyo has been living and working in Cairns as well as completing private and corporate commissions in Brisbane studios. Her paintings continue to reflect both traditional stories and contemporary themes associated with cultural, social and environmental concerns. The artists figurative compositions represent blood line, which connects ancestral spirits with kin relationships amidst coastal beach and reef imagery. Through supernatural manner, ancestors exist simultaneously with the present-day generation.

Omeenyo’s works are currently held in private and public collections both nationally and internationally including National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Cairns Regional Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, International Education Services (IES) and the Thomas Vroom Collection Netherlands.

Teaching the young ones about Country

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The artists’ figurative compositions represent blood linewhich connects ancestral spirits with kin relationships amidst coastal beach and reef imagery. Many of the stories refer to Double Stone which is at Quintell Beach.

Through supernatural manner, ancestors exist simultaneously with the present-day generation. This continuous relationship is expressed through the artist’s sense of line and space (both positive and negative). Omeenyo scrapes through the layers of paint revealing snaking shapes representing togetherness. Whilst these figures may be reminiscent of the Quinkan rock art iconography in Laura (near Cooktown in Queensland) the artist states that her shapes are a personal interpretation of how she sees her family and her own spirit. The figures represent Miiku, the black headed python which is Omeenyo’s totem.

My country Pathacy (Chester River near Coen) that’s where my Grandmother is from.  My figures are about family and country.  I do my painting to carry my culture on and so my children will know our culture too.

 

About the artist: FIONA OMEENYO

  • Born: 1981 Lockhart River QLD.
  • Region: Lockhart River – Eastern Cape York Peninsula.
  • Language: Umpila

Fiona Omeenyo first appeared on the contemporary art scene in the late 1990s as one of the more prominent members of the newly established Far North Queensland’s renowned Lockhart River ‘Art Gang’. A small and remote community, Lockhart River is located eight hundred kilometres north of Cairns on the Eastern Cape York Peninsula. Growing up, she experienced traditional life – such as camping, fishing, gathering berries – within and around the Lockhart River, Claudie River, Quintell Beach, Chilli Beach, Great Barrier Reef, and the Iron Range (Kutini-Payamu) National Park.

More recently, Omeenyo has been living and working in Cairns as well as completing private and corporate commissions in Brisbane studios. Her paintings continue to reflect both traditional stories and contemporary themes associated with cultural, social and environmental concerns. The artists figurative compositions represent blood line, which connects ancestral spirits with kin relationships amidst coastal beach and reef imagery. Through supernatural manner, ancestors exist simultaneously with the present-day generation.

Omeenyo’s works are currently held in private and public collections both nationally and internationally including National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Cairns Regional Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, International Education Services (IES) and the Thomas Vroom Collection Netherlands.

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