Rosella Namok first appeared on the contemporary art scene in the late 1990s as one of the more prominentmembers 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 EasternCape York Peninsula. Rosella’s paintings continue to reflect both traditional stories and contemporary themes associated with cultural, social and environmental concerns. Through a technique developed by watching her grandmother drawing in the sand, Rosella creates her signature finger-patterned linear arrangements by pulling her fingers through the paint.
Region: Eastern Cape York Peninsula
Language: Aangkum (Ungkum)
Lives and works: Cairns, QLD