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Samantha Hobson

( Australia )

Samantha Hobson. photo: Jonathan Greet

Samantha Hobson is a member of the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of young Aboriginal artists from the east coast of Cape York in the far north of Queensland.

Samantha’s free flowing canvases sit outside of the accepted traditions of Aboriginal iconography, illuminating the beauty of her natural surroundings and the complexities of human relationships in the remote community to which she belongs.

At twenty-seven years of age, Samantha has held eight solo exhibitions of her work in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and has participated in group exhibitions all over Australia, as well as in Austria, France, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Queensland Art Gallery, the University of Queensland Art Museum, the Columbus State University, Georgia, USA and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.



Exhibitions

Samantha Hobson: Our Life ... Is Land ... Is Culture
Lockhart River Art Gang

Samantha Hobson: Muddy tracks
Muddy tracks
Sunset ridge by Samantha Hobson
Sunset ridge
Old people by Samantha Hobson
Old people
Secret place by Samantha Hobson
Secret place

Along Fringe Reef by Samantha Hobson
Along Fringe Reef


A very hot day by Samantha Hobson
A very hot day
And From There They Leave by Samantha Hobson
Big Reef
Dugong willa by Samantha Hobson
Dugong wila

First lightning w're reef (Diptych) by Samantha Hobson
First lightning w're reef
(Diptych)
Five old people (Triptych) by Samantha Hobson
Five old people
(Triptych)
Inside Reef by Samantha Hobson
Inside Reef
Life today ... by Samantha Hobson
Life today...


Wild Night by Samantha Hobson
Today now
Wave break ... calm night by Samantha Hobson
Wave break ... calm night
Today now by Samantha Hobson
Wild Night
May Reef by Samantha Hobson
May Reef

Dry stony ridge by Samantha Hobson
Dry stony ridge
Dry stony ridge by Samantha Hobson
Wave bust ... bright moonlight



Samantha Hobson (b. 4th May 1981)

Solo exhibitions
2008   Life is our land ... our culture, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
   Our life ... is land ... is culture, October Gallery, London, England
   Ngayu Aalmana Ngaachi Ngatangku (Growing up with Country), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2007  Modern Day Life, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
  From My Country, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2006  Land to Sea, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2005  From My Country ... Land and sea, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004  Yuma kuyi Pi’i (Fire and Water), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2003   Kalmaa-na Waympa Wimpa (From the Bush to the Sand Beach), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
   Lanthalantha (Fire), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2002   Yuku Untana (Fuel for the Fire), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2001   ee be right ... b’um ‘bye, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2000   From the Top, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

Selected group exhibitions
2008   From Cape to Cape, The Holmes à Court Gallery, PerthThe Women’s Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2007 - 08 Our Way: Contemporary Art from Queensland’s Lockhart River, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Charles Wang Center, Stony Brook University, New York, USA; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
2007   Sand : Savanah : Salt, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, BrisbaneArte Indigena dall’Australia: Gruppo Artistico del Fiume Lockhart, Galleria Civica d’arte Moderna, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy
    Power and Beauty: Indigenous art now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, MelbourneThe Women’s Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    Lockhart River Art Gang, Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
    The Art Gang Returns, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
2006   Uncharted Territory, October Gallery, London, England
   Histoires de Terre et Mer: Peintures Aborigènes de Lockhart River, Australie, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Morbihan, Lorient, France
    Lockhart River Art Gang, Ewha Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea
2005   Kungkay: Lockhart River Art Gang, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2004   Hot, Hotter, Hottest, Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
    Colour Power: Aboriginal art post 1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Out of Country, Gallery 1601, Washington DC, USA; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    The Summer Salon 2004, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    The Women’s Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2003   Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
    Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings from Lockhart River, Columbus State University, Columbus,Georgia, USA
    Kulam Kannga (Beginning): New works by the Lockhart River Art Gang, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Beneath the Monsoon: Visions North of Capricorn, Artspace Mackay, Cairns Regional Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Townsville)
    Water: Prints from Lockhart River and the Tiwi Islands, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
    Lockhart River Gang, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
2002   Inaugural Exhibition, Ian Potter Museum of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    The Queensland/Berlin Indigenous Art Exhibition, Ludwig Erhard Haus, Berlin, Germany
    Message Stick: journey’s end, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2001   Dreamtime: Zeitgenössische Aboriginal Art/The Dark and the Light: 18.05–30.09.2001, Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg/Wien, Austria
    Gatherings, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
    Masterworks, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2000   Postcard Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
1999- 2001 Message Stick, touring exhibition by the Lockhart River Art Gang, funded by Visions Australia
     

Awards
 2001   2nd Prize, Painting, Laura Festival, Queensland
    2nd Prize, Works on Paper, Laura Festival, Queensland

Selected biography
Brown, Phil. Burning Passion: The talent of Lockhart River artist Samantha Hobson burns bright in her latest Brisbane show, Brisbane News, 28 March–4 April 2003
Brown, Phil. Artistic struggles: Painter Samantha Hobson looks at the bigger picture facing Aboriginal Australia, Brisbane News, 13–19 September 2006
Burnett, David and Johnson, Trish. Sharing Culture—Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, Antiques & Art in Queensland, March to July 2003
Butler, Sally. Start Now!: A Guide to the Aboriginal Art Market: North Queensland & Torres Strait Islands, Australian Art Collector, Issue 13, July–September 2000
Butler, Sally. ‘Lockhart River’s Wildly Indigenous Art’, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, Number 63, Winter 2007, Brisbane
Butler, Sally. ‘Samantha Hobson’s ‘Resistance’ Painting, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, Number 62, Summer 2006–2007, Brisbane
Butler, Sally. Our Way: Contemporary Art from Lockhart River, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2007
Dreamtime: Zeitgenössische Aboriginal Art/The Dark and the Light: 18.05–30.09.2001, Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg/Wien, Austria [ex. cat.]
Demozay, Marion (editor). Gatherings: Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art from Queensland Australia, Keeaira Press, Southport, 2001
Gordon, Michael. Indigenous art gets a room of its own, The Age, 26 October 2002
Jerums, Georgina, Principal Artists: Who will be the next Brett Whiteley, Max Dpain or Emily Kngwarreye? Georgina Jerums meets five Australian artists on the verge of greatness, Sunday, The Sunday Age Magazine, 12 December 2004
McCulloch, Alan; McCulloch, Susan; and McCulloch Childs, Emily. The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Aus Art Editions/The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2006
McCulloch, Susan. Contemporary Aboriginal Art: A guide to the rebirth of an ancient culture, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001
McCulloch-Uehlin, Susan. Water Marks, The Weekend Australian, Review, 21–22 July 2001
McCulloch, Susan. Dream weavers: Artists reap the benefits, The Weekend Australian, 19–20 July 2003
McLean, Sandra. Messages that Stick, The Courier Mail, 21 June 2002
Magnusson, Tony. Art form the heart: The Lockhart River Art Gang are the category busters of contemporary Aboriginal art, HQ, July–August 2003
Martin-Chew, Louise. Mastery of medium and matter, The Australian, 26 May 2000
Martin-Chew, Louise. Tales of the far north: Rare Aboriginal works make a spirited exhibition, The Weekend Australian, 26–27 July 2003
Morrell, Tim. The Lockhart River Gang, Artlink, Volume 22 No 3, 2002
Neales, Sue. Burning Bright, The Australian Financial Review Magazine, July 2002
Noonan, Kathleen. ‘Hooked on Hobson’, The Courier-Mail, 30 September 2006
Prior, Cathy. River artists run with inspiration, The Australian, 19 December 2001
Ryan, Judith. ‘Politics, Truth and Blood: Indigenous art matters’, Power & Beauty: Indigenous art now, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2007 [ex. cat.]
Strickland, Katarina. Cape of good hope, The Weekend Australian, 20–21 July 2002 Wilson, Gavin. Beneath the Monsoon: Visions North of Capricorn, Artspace Mackay, Queensland [ex. cat.]

Public Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Artbank, Sydney
Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Queensland Department of Education, Brisbane
Columbus State University, Georgia, USA
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Suncorp, Brisbane


 
 
 

 

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