The paintings (and stencils) in the following pages are by Arthur Conlon.
Use them to build an understanding of some of the icons and images used by Indigenous artists.
Arthur Conlon is an Aboriginal artist who lives on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. This is only true when he is not visiting his family in north Queensland. Arthur started painting at the age of nine by studying the traditional techniques of his uncles.
He is now a successful artist with his paintings in galleries across Australia and internationally. Arthur's designs have been inspired by his experiences in the lands of the Waka Waka people of Queensland and the flora and fauna of the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) region in the adjacent area.
These paintings have been created for use with students in schools of Queensland, particularly schools in the regions of South Burnett, Gympie, Wide Bay and Southern Carpentaria.
Thanks are extended to Arthur Conlon for permission to use these works in selected schools.