Originally from Walgett, Frank is from the Gamilaroi/Yuwaalaraay country and was raised on Namoi Reserve, a settlement on the banks of the Namoi River. Frank also has family ties with the Dunghutti people of Kempsey, where some of his Father’s family still reside today. As a painter and muralist, Frank works with traditional Indigenous scene through acrylic on canvas which depicts the animals, stories and the land of his people. Frank’s works have been exhibited many a times and in many places including the Outback Arts Gallery in Coonamble and Cafe 64 in Walgett.
Just recently, as an inclusion of the Walgett Bulldust to Bitumen festival, Frank hosted free art workshop’s at Cafe 64 teaching young kids and adults alike, the skills of working on canvas and creating distinctive pieces. The workshops were well received by the youth of the town and workers of the cafe/gallery.
“I (get inspiration) from my grandparents and (the memories) of listening to them talk around the campfire and then I’d put those stories into pictures…the art is drawn the way you would see them (the stories in pictures) The way I paint is the way you would see them drawn around the campfire”
Frank has been painting professionally for 13 years and likes to teach about his culture wherever possible.
All artwork is copyright to the artist. Any reproductions without the artists consent will be seen in breach of copyright. To contact the artist phone 68 222 484