ARONE MEEKS (Kuku Midigi, 1957—2021) grew up near El Arish and Yarrabah, 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 forged an impressive national and international career. He was a founding Member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Sydney, won an Australia Council Fellowship to study in Paris and went on to exhibit throughout Australia, Europe and North and South America.
Arone’s practice included painting, sculpture, drawing and public art commissions as well as linoprints, etchings and monoprints. His work appears in many national and international collections, both public and private.
Arone Meeks, 'Stingray & Dingo' 2018, monoprint, oil based inks on Arches paper, 76 (h) x 56 (w) cm