Artist | IRENE NAMOK

Artist | IRENE NAMOK


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by IRENE NAMOK of Lockhart River Artists. The title is Pikinini Go For Swim. [in20110715] (Acrylic on Linen)

IRENE NAMOK

Pikinini Go For Swim

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by IRENE NAMOK of Lockhart River Artists. The title is Rainy Day Forest. [in20130522] (Acrylic on Linen)

IRENE NAMOK

Rainy Day Forest

Irene Namok is the mother of renowned Lockhart River artist Rosella Namok; she is also an accomplished artist in her own right. She has participated in many successful solo and group exhibitions and most recently her work was exhibited in Puuya Kuntha (Strong Heart), at the Booker Lowe Gallery, Texas USA (2010). Irene's paintings are inspired by her close connection with local country; they are often emotional responses to the beautiful views and look-outs around Lockhart and her favourite fishing spots. Irene especially enjoys fishing during Salmon Season.

I was born on Thursday Island and my grandfather was a church minister at the Old Site. I was going to get married but the man I was going to marry died. I have got six kids. Four boys and two girls, but one of my girls died so now I only have one. I like to paint about my culture because it's all I know. The old ones have taught me and show me everything. My paintings are about my emotions. I paint about the bush fires and the waterholes. I paint the lagoons because we like to swim in the lagoons. I also paint about meetings times and festivals times and meeting places. We dress the kids all up and paint them all and we sit together and we yarn around the fireplace under the moonlight.



Irene Namok is the mother of renowned Lockhart River artist Rosella Namok; she is also an accomplished artist in her own right. She has participated in many successful solo and group exhibitions and most recently her work was exhibited in Puuya Kuntha (Strong Heart), at the Booker Lowe Gallery, Texas USA (2010). Irene's paintings are inspired by her close connection with local country; they are often emotional responses to the beautiful views and look-outs around Lockhart and her favourite fishing spots. Irene especially enjoys fishing during Salmon Season.

I was born on Thursday Island and my grandfather was a church minister at the Old Site. I was going to get married but the man I was going to marry died. I have got six kids. Four boys and two girls, but one of my girls died so now I only have one. I like to paint about my culture because it's all I know. The old ones have taught me and show me everything. My paintings are about my emotions. I paint about the bush fires and the waterholes. I paint the lagoons because we like to swim in the lagoons. I also paint about meetings times and festivals times and meeting places. We dress the kids all up and paint them all and we sit together and we yarn around the fireplace under the moonlight.



Exhibitions that IRENE NAMOK has exhibited at

ReDot Fine Art Gallery @ Scotts Square

A Collection of Contemporary Indigenous Art


Puuya Kuntha - Strong Heart

A Collection of Fine Lockhart River Indigenous Art