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: Bachelor of Visual Arts
: Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
: Side by Side: programme artists development; Yarrahbah NPA, New Mapoon
: Exhibition Ready; Yarrahbah NPA, New Mapoon
: Indigenous Health Promotion Officer; 2 Spirits, Cairns Office.
: Working in community to create promotional material, around STI and HIV. Indigenous based.
: Printmaking Classes, Conducted at the Baluk Arts Centre, Victoria
: Print making Classes Umbrella Studios Townsville, Murries in Ink.
: Printmaking Classes : Arukun Men’s Group Tanks arts centre.
: Printmaking Workshop ; Mooree Plains : Indigenous Arts community
: Drawing Classes in NPA; Yarrahbah ;Baluk arts centre;
: Workshop with Master Kite maker from China. Creating recourses to work into community.

Aboriginal artist Gallery, Sydney
Artbank, Sydney.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Australian Museum, Sydney
Australian National Museum, Canberra
Australia Post
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
The Bromberg Collection, Cincinnati, USA
Cairns Regional Gallery Collection
Central Collection, Australian National University, Canberra
City Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art), Queensland
Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe
Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
KickArts Contemporary Arts Collection
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
Nationale Bibliotech de Paris
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Japan
National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Oodgeroo Collection Qld. University of Technology
OTC Australia
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
The Simons Foundation, Vancouver, Canada
University of NSW
University of Qld
Private collections in Japan, France, USA, Argentina, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Thailand

Individual Exhibitions
2015 Turn Turn Turn Kickarts | Sandpit Gallery Melbourne |
2014 current sea Umi arts I
2013 W.I.N Darwin | Townsville Base Hospital, NICU | National Congress, Convention Centre | Thriving Forces, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Exhibition, Canopy Artspace, Cairns
2012 Stories from The Cape, Feature Wall, KickArts, Cairns | Town and Country, Seattle USA | New York Art Fair | Los Angeles Art Fair | Houston Art Fair | Paris Art Fair
2011 Moree Plains Regional Gallery | Gallery Eumundi, Eumundi, Qld | Forces of Nature, Canopy Art Space, Cairns | New York Art Fair | Houston Art Fair
2010 Art Mob Tasmania, Cross Currents, Australian and Oceanic Art, Port Douglas | Moree Plains Regional Gallery | Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney | Black or White it Just isn’t Right, Boomalli, Sydney
2009 Cell Art Space, Cairns | Canopy Art Space, Cairns | Inland Island, Tableland Regional Art Gallery, Atherton, Qld | Members Show, Boomalli, Sydney | Still Black, Boomalli, Sydney
2008 Hand in Hand, Boomalli, Sydney
2007 Blue Lung Breath, Australian and Oceanic Art, Port Douglas | White Coral Spawning, RM Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Now Time, Portal to a Dream, Kick Arts, Cairns
2005 New Directions, Framed Gallery, Darwin
2004 Artist Collection, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2003 Saltwater Story, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2001 Arone Raymond Meeks, Works, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
2000 Towards a New Dreaming, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney | 6th Festival of Pacific Arts, Cook Islands
1999 Cycad Dreaming, Solo Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Fetish, Flinders University Art Museum Feast Festival, Adelaide | Arone Meeks & Co, Mardi Gras Show, Coo-ee Sydney
1997 Common Ground, including collaborative works from Santa Fe, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra | Le Reve, Australian Embassy Paris, France
1996 What Now – New Direction, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney | Australian Embassy, Paris, France
1995 Arone, Le Cake, Cairns, FNQ | Black Crane, Lizard of Oz, Taos, New Mexico
1994 Cooper Street Gallery
1992 La Rieve, Recolata Cutural Centre , Buenos Aires, Argentina
1990 Paris Dreaming, Australian Embassy Paris, France | Coo-ee Art Gallery Sydney
1988 5th Festival of Pacific Arts, Townsville
1988-2001 Solo exhibitions, Coo-ee Art Gallery Sydney
1978 Ensueno, Buenos Aires , Argentina | Arone 2, Australian Embassy, Paris

Group Exhibitions
2015 :Sorcerers, Warriors and Spirits KickArts:Regional Gallery group show; Boomalli, Members show /Mardi Gras;
2014 , EastCoast Encounters Maritime Museum Sydney; CAIF :Darwin Art Fair; 2013 Members Show, Boomalli, Sydney | Inside/Out (Inkmasters), c.1907, Cairns | Cairns Indigenous Art Fair , Canopy Art Space, Cairns ; Familiar Unfamiliar: Touring Show, Knock Knock Exhibition, Cairns
2012 Pink Sunrise, Boomalli, Sydney | 25th Anniversary Boomalli Show; Sydney | Print Council of Australia, 45th Anniversary touring Print Show | Big Wet Monoprints, Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne | Melbourne Art Fair | Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (Sundance Gallery | Canopy Art Space | Kickarts | Cairns Casino) | Knock-Knock Affordable Art Show, c.1907 Gallery, Cairns | Inkmasters Print Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville | Cairns Regional Gallery | c.1907 Gallery, Cairns | Author Illustrator, Cairns Regional Gallery | Los Angeles Affordable Art Fair, Cicada Gallery | New York Affordable Art Fair, Cicada Gallery | Houston, My Country, Cicada Gallery | Familiar Unfamiliar Touring Show, Paris, Cicada Gallery | Pride Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2011 Familiar Unfamiliar (touring show), Sydney | Forces of Nature, Cyclone Series, Boomalli, Sydney | Knock-Knock Art Show | 12 Degrees of Latitude, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery; Warwick Art Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Cairns Regional Gallery; Outback Regional Gallery, Winton; Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery; Redcliffe City Gallery; Redland Art Gallery, Redland City; 2011 New York Affordable Art Fair, Cicada Gallery; Pride Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2010 The Salon: The 2012 Postcard Show | Cairns Regional Gallery | Boomalli (group show), Sydney | Vivo, Palm Cove | Black Friar, Sydney | In Two Art, Maitland Regional Gallery; touring exhibition) | 12 Degrees of Latitude, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City/Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum | Artspace Mackay | Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery | Caloundra Regional Art Gallery | University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery | 2010 Sydney Art Fair, Cicada Gallery
2009 This is Cassowary Country, Cairns Regional Gallery | Vivo Group Show, Palm Cove | Hand in Hand, Boomalli, Sydney | Twelve Degrees of Latitude, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville | Qld University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
2008 Northern Stars, Djumbunji/Kickarts, Cairns | On the Edge, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns (travelling exhibn) | The Salon: 2008 Postcard Show; Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2007 Hidden Treasures, Cairns Regional Gallery | Edge, Kickarts Gallery | Boomalli 20th Anniversary Show, Boomalli, Sydney | Looking Forward Looking Blak, Kickarts, Cairns | New Perspectives, Gallery 4A, Sydney
2006 Black Pink and Delicious, Mardi Gras, Boomalli, Sydney | Beyond the Dreaming, Frances Reilly Gallery, Eumundi
2005 The Nelson Mandela Unity Series, Switzerland | Homefront, KickArts, Cairns | Post Card Show, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns | Men Under/Manunda, Gallery 53, Cairns | Works on Paper, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
2004 FNQ Souvenir, KickArts touring exhibition (toured to Gab Titui, Thursday Island; Gallery Hinchinbrook, Ingham; New Land gallery, Port Adelaide; Millicent Gallery, South Australia; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, | Recent Work, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ; Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery | Glare, KickArts Insider Exhibition, Cairns | NADIOC Regional Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Touch of Mandela, collaborative work with Nelson Mandela | World and Cultural Heritage, international group exhibition with Global Culture Centre of Japan | Hitting on and Kicking Off, KickArts inaugural exhibition, new Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns
2003 Weereewa Wood Cuts II, Festival of Lake George, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW | Story Place, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane | Beneath the Monsoon: Visions of Capricorn, Artspace Mackay/Cairns Regional Gallery/Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2002 Local Colour, Local Lives, Cairns Regional Gallery | Shades of Pink, Manly Art Gallery & Museum | Accommodating Differences, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns and Centre of Contemporary Arts New Zealand
2000 Journeying the Same Land, Cairns Regional Gallery | Cook Islands, Festival of Pacific Arts
1999 Body (group show), Tanks Art Centre, Cairns | Meeks and Company, Mardi Gras Exhibition, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney | Love Magic (group exhibition), SH Ervin Gallery, National Trust, Sydney | Private Commission, Synergy Telecommunications, Germany | Commission, Cairns Convention Centre, sculptural frieze, 8 panels | Respect (group exhibition) Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane | 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, MAGNT, Darwin
1998 Large commissioned work, Bulletin Place, Sydney | Selected Work, Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney
1997 Children’s Art Exhibition touring Italy, Germany, France to 1999, Ashton Scholastic
1996 Tribal Metaphysics – A Meeting Place, Grosvenor Place, Sydney (collaboration with Liz Gallie) | Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns | Cairns International Airport Commission: 8 Panels, 56 metre sculptural frieze
1995 Local Colours, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns | Trade Routes, Moree Regional Gallery and Armidale Aboriginal Keeping Place
1994 New Tracks, Old Land, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico | Malu Urul, National Maritime Museum, Sydney
1993 Ten Years of Acquisitions (drawn from ANU collection), Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra Commitments, MOCA, Brisbane
1992 Redescubrimiento/Rediscovery: Australian Artists in Europe, 1982-1992
1990 Painted Ship, Painted Oceans, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney | Balance 1990: views, visions, influences, QAG, Brisbane | The Pemulwuy Dilemma, The voice of Koorie Art In the Sydney Region
1989 A Koori Perspective, Artspace, Sydney | Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1988 Crafts Council of Australia, Sydney | Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Sydney | Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville | Capricorn Galleries, Port Douglas, Queensland | Defacto Apartheid, Performance Space, Sydney | ANCAAA and Boomalli, Boomalli Ko-op, Sydney
1987 Cooper Gallery, Sydney | Dalkuna Mnunuway Nhe Rom, Foreign Exchange Gallery, Armadale, Victoria | Art and Aboriginality, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK | Aboriginal Australian views in print and poster, travelling exhibition, Print Council of Australia | Coo-ee Emporium, Sydney | Australian Geographics
1986 Urban Koories, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney
1984 Koori Art ˜84, Artspace, Sydney | 1st National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Darwin
1983 Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Bondi Community Pavilion, Sydney
1982 Aboriginal Week Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW
1981 Artists for Aboriginal Land Rights, Ampira, Sydney
1980 Seymour Centre, Sydney
1978 Travelling exhibition in Germany (Munich, Dusseldorf and Kline)

2013 National Congress (logo painting) | PATSIN (logo) | Sistergirl (logo design: 2 Spirits) QAHC (etching)
2012 Townsville Base Hospital, NICU Ward (Ground, First, Second + Third floors opposite elevator)
Indigenous Art Trail, Cairns Botanic Gardens
2011 Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service, Cover Design | World Aids Day, Inflatable 6 mt Red Ribbon
2010 World Congress Logo/2012 Queensland Indigenous Art Diary
2009 Reach logo/ Cairns; UNSW-Indigenous Law Centre, NSW | East Coast Encounter (collaborative exhibition) | Qld Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA)
2008 Cover illustration Price Waterhouse Coopers
2007 Yalilda Standing Strong (cover + interior illustration), Qld Government
2005/06/07/08/09/10/11 – Calendar Designs
2005 MSFA Gabba, Brisbane State Collection
2003 Cairns Base Hospital, State Collection
2001 Celebration, Linocut , Regional Gallery, Cairns
2000 Cairns Convention Centre, State Collection
1999 Cairns Convention Centre, State Collection
1997 2 Spirit Logo/Origins a folio of contemporary indigenous Australian artists
1996 Cairns International Hotel
1987 Saatchi & Saatchi Awards Book
1988 Australia Day Stamp
1986 Willaneen Women’s Shelter Inc

2013 Yarrabah Art Centre – Painting Printmaking Teacher | NPA, New Mapoon Arts Centre “ Painting Teacher
2012 Side by Side Art Program | Art Teacher, Yarrabah Art Centre | Side by side Art Program, NPA
2010-11 Yarrabah High School, Printmaking Teacher
2009 Christchurch School of Arts, NZ, Artist in Residence
2002 Cairns TAFE Artist in Residence
2000 Cairns TAFE Artist in Residence | 6th Festival of Pacific Arts, Cook Islands
1998 National School of Art, Canberra
1997 Muka Print Workshop, Auckland NZ
1996 Editions Tremblay, Bungendore NSW
1995 India “ Delhi, Agra, Madras, Pondicherry, Goa
1993-94 Santé Fe; New Mexico, USA
1992 Massachusetts College of Fine Art, Boston, USA | Cite Des Arts, Paris
1989-91 Cite Des Arts, Paris
1989 Cairns TAFE, Artist in Residence | India – NewDelhi, Agra, Madras, Goa, Bombay
1988 Cairns TAFE, Indigenous Art Dept | Lockhart River Art Centre
1987 Mornington Island

Children’s Books
Kingfisher and Pheasant (Scholastics), Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year/Libby Awards, New Zealand
This is still Rainbow Snake Country (Scholastics)
When The World was New in Rainbow Snake Country (Scholastics)
Enora and the Black Crane (Magaballa Books/Scholastics), Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year; Winner of UNICEF Children’s Book of the Year
Sissi and the Cassowary (Scholastics)

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2011
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010
Boomalli Five Koorie Artists (Michael Riley)

1994 McCulloch, A. and McCulloch, S., The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW
1993 Caruana, W., Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London
1991 Meeks, A.R., Enora and the Black Crane, Ashton Scholastic, Sydney
1990 Balance 1990: Views, Visions, Influences, exhib. cat., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane |
Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia, Aboriginal Arts Management Association (presented by the Aboriginal Arts Committee, Australia Council and Third Eye Centre, Glasgow), exhib. cat., Redfern, NSW 1986 Urban Koories, exhib. cat., Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby, NSW | Scott-Mundine, B., Black on Black: an Aboriginal Perspective on Koori Art, Art Monthly Australia Supplement (The land, the city “ the emergence of urban Aboriginal art), pp7-9 | Watson, C., The Bicentenary and beyond: recent developments in Aboriginal printmaking, Special Double Issue Artlink 10(1&2), pp70-73
1989 Nothing to Celebrate? Australian Aboriginal Political Art and the Bicentennial, exhib. cat., Flinders University Art Museum | Australian Perspecta 1989, A Biennial Survey of Contemporary Australian Art, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney | A Koori Perspective, exhib. cat., Artspace, Sydney | Isaacs, J., Aboriginality: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings and Prints, University of Qld Press, St Lucia, Qld
1988 Boomalli Five Koorie Artists (d: Michael Riley)
1987 Berndt, C H, Pheasant and Kingfisher, illustrated by Ray Meeks, Bookshelf Books, Horwitz Grahame, UK | Johnson, V., Art and Aboriginality, exhib. cat., Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK | Samuels, J. and Watson, C., Australian Aboriginal Views in Print and Poster, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne | Watson, C., Dalkuna Mnunuwuy Nhe Rom, exhib. cat., Foreign Exchange, Armadale, Victoria
1986 Butler, R., From dreamtime to machine time, Imprint 21(3-4), pp12,13 | (January) Stamp Bulletin “ Australia, Melbourne, No. 182
1984 Johnson, T. and Johnson, V., Koori Art ’84, exhib. cat., Art Space, Sydney | Lambert, A., Shattering the myth that Aboriginal art exists only in traditional forms, Australian Artist, 1(4), 24-25

¢ Aboriginal Art Directory News
¢ Contemporary Aboriginal Art
¢ New Tracks Old Land: Contemporary Prints from Aboriginal Australia
¢ Australian Art Collector
¢ Cape York Stories, 2012
¢ KickArts Cairns
¢ Koorie Mail
¢ DNA magazine, May 2012, (interview Common Ground)
¢ Star Observer, 2011
¢ Emu and Koorie, by Kevin Gilbert
¢ This is Cassowary Country
¢ Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Art
¢ Gatherings 1 & 2, Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art from Queensland
¢ Redescubrimiento/Rediscovery, Australian artists In Europe 1982-1992
¢ The Nelson Mandela Unity Series, Switzerland, 2005
¢ Insight,Tropical North Queensland; Tourism.2011 Cairns Qld.
¢ Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Celebrating 20 years
¢ In TWO Art, Maitland Regional Gallery
¢ Story Place Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, 2003
¢ Twelve Degrees of Latitude, Regional Gallery and University Art Collections In Queensland
¢ Sting In The Tail, Djumbunji Press and Kickarts.
¢ Aboriginality, Contemporary Aboriginal Painting and Prints by Jennifer Isaacs
¢ Sea Salt, Sunshine Coast Lifestyle, 2010/2011
¢ Cairns Regional Council’s Official Festival Program; 2009/10/11/12
¢ Alian Currents, Contemporary Printmaking from the Torres Strait
¢ Looking Forward looking Blak, Celebrating 50 years of NAIDOC; KickArts Cairns, 2007
¢ Tropical North Queensland STYLE, 2007
¢ Australian Art Review
¢ Telstra 18th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Awards Book
¢ Origins, a Folio of prints by Contemporary Indigenous Australian Artists
¢ Arts Nexus Magazine for cultural Development in Far North Qld, 2005/06/07/08/09
¢ Wild Nature in Contemporary Australian Art and Craft, Margot Osborne
¢ Art Gallery Guide of Australia: Artists, Galleries, Exhibitions, Events
¢ Australian Prints in the National Gallery; Roger Butler, 1985.
¢ A Changing Relationship: Aboriginal Themes in Australian Art 1938-1988, S.H. Ervin Gallery National Trust Centre, Sydney
¢ Groundwork, Aboriginal Artists’ Prints from the National School of Art, 1996
¢ Blac Roots, Art Journal on exhibition, Kickarts Cairns, 2008
¢ DNA Magazine, interview, 2012-10-13
¢ Yaldilda Standing Strong, Australia
¢ City Life Magazine, Cairns

The Second National Black Playwrights’ Conference and The Aboriginal National Theatre Trust (ANTT) Award for Recognition of Excellence
Cite des Arts 3 Month Residency at the Australia Councils Studio, Paris
Fellow ship Award for 12 months, NZ/USA/UK/Europe and India (6 month study in India)
Laura Art Award 2009
Shortlisted for Blake Religious Art Prize
1992 UNICEF Erza Jack Keats Award for International Excellence in Childrens book Illustration for Enora the Black Crane (written and illustrated by Arone Meeks)
Libby Award for Children’s Illustration and Story Book award
Shortlisted for Kingfisher and Pheasant, Australia Book Council Award