New unique state mono-prints, created by senior Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks in late 2018.
Arone Meeks, born 1957, is a Kuku Midigi man, currently residing in Cairns. Meeks grew up in Yarrabah and El Arish, Mission Beach, FNQ, although his country is the area around Laura, Cape York. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the City Art Institute in Sydney in 1984 and has forged an impressive national and international career since. A foundation member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artist cooperative in Sydney, which celebrated their 30th year of operation, last year. He was awarded the Cite des Arts Studio in Paris, Completing residencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brazil, Boston, Sante Fe , India, Thailand, NZ, Cook Islands and NPA to name a few. Meeks' practice includes painting, sculpture, drawing and public art commissions as well as linoprints, etchings and monoprints. He has created well-known children's books including Enora and the Black Crane, which was awarded The UNICEF Children’s book of the year, awarded to him by Audrey Hepburn. Meeks was the first contemporary Aboriginal Artist to be commission by Australia Post to design a stamp in 1988, for the Bicentennial. His work appears in many national and international collections, both public and private.