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Gloreen Campion & Hedley Brian – Yok (Bandicoot) I

$150.00 inc. GST

Gloreen created this artwork in collaboration with her husband Hedley Brian. Their quirky, playful sculptures have a sense of joy about them.

Both Gloreen and Hedley are active artists working across a range of media including sculptures in Pandanus, timber and fibres as well bark paintings. They live in Central Arnhem Land in an outstation of Maningrida making occasional visits to Darwin.

Dimensions: 36 cm in length and 11 cm high (to top of ears)

The sculpture is made from paperbark, grass, pandanus, timber and acrylic paint.

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Description

Gloreen Campion, born 1978, is a Rembarrnga language artist from Malnyangarnak outstation, about a two and half hour drive from Maningrida township. She predominately resides at Ankabadbirri outstation with her husband Hedley Brain.

She is the daughter of acclaimed artist Wally Lipuwanga and is know for her 3D woven fibre art depicting yok (bandicoot), djamo (dogs) and galawan (goanna). She has previously worked at the women’s centre at Buluhkaduru Outstation.

Hedley, born 1970, is the brother of renowned Maningrida artist Lena Yarinkura. He is a Kune speaker. He has many careers in his life working as a CDP supervisor and is a keen and able gardener. He has incredible knowledge of native bush-foods of Arnhem Land and their uses.

Gloreen is also a weaver. They regularly create for Maningrida Arts & Culture and on occasions travel to Darwin. If they are staying for a period of time they bring their varied and beautiful artworks to Songlines.

Gloreen Campion Past Exhibitions

  • 2022 Top End BugiKoskela, Sydney NSW
  • 2020 Top End BugiKoskela, Sydney, NSW
  • 2011 The Dreaming Changes Shape, Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, AustraliaNULL
  • 2009 Works in Season:Works in Season: Bark Paintings, Carvings & Weavings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008 Weaving around the trapsWeaving around the traps, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2007 Lorrkon, spirit beingsLorrkon, spirit beings and Fibrework, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2006 William MoraSculptures from Maningrida, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2004 Maningrida fibre artManingrida Fibre Art, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
  • 2003 weave, Federation Centre for the arts, Bundoora Homestead, VIC
  • 2003 An exhibition of Rembarrnga artists, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA