Arone Raymond Meeks

b.1957

Celebration

  • Purchased, 2002
  • Linocut
  • 1270 x 1860 x 28mm
  • 2002/215
  • 2002

The event being celebrated by this linocut was the centenary of Australia’s six states uniting as a Federation.

In this commissioned work Arone Raymond Meeks has skilfully combined a rich variety of images, including human figures, marine life and native Australian vegetation. People are represented as just one element of an abundant natural world.

Meeks was born in North Queensland and through family and tribal elders received a traditional education. He also studied at the City Art Institute in Sydney. A former member of the Boomalli Urban Aboriginal Artist’s Co-operative, Meeks won an Australia Council fellowship to study in Paris in 1989. He has exhibited work throughout Europe and North and South America.