Strange Don’t You Know
- Fiona Omeenyo
- Strange Don’t You Know
- synthetic polymer on canvas
- 116 x 86 cm
© courtesy the artist (Represented FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane)
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, 2007
private collection, Victoria
Fiona Omeenyo was one of the founding members of the celebrated Lockhart River ‘Art Gang’ who came to international attention through their contemporary depictions of life in the remote area north of Cairns with much of their work a personal reflection on both traditional culture and contemporary society. Her work is inspired by the landscape of her family - river, sea, reef and mountain - often with an environmental concern. Much of her imagery is associated with ancestral spirits, with a focus on connections found between past and present, family and spirit. Such an amalgamation is apparent in the very way she paints, as she scrapes images of the past out of materials of today.
Omeenyo has regularly exhibited over the past twenty years, including numerous solo exhibitions.
Represented:National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Cairns Regional Gallery; University of Queensland Art Museum; Queensland University of Technology; Northern Territory University