Kim Norman

Background Info

Date of Birth: 1/04/1979

Totem: -

Language: Kugu, Thaayorre, Wik-Iiyanh

Clan: Thaayorre

Biography

Kim Norman has been working at the Art Centre since the beginning of 2016. He is a salt water person and traditional land owner of Pormpuraaw. As an artist he demonstrates great skill in designing and making sculptural works using ghost net, aluminium cable andfound materials. These works are often sea creatures, and reflect the respect he feels for his totems and his ancestors.

Group Exhibitions

2019 CIAF - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair - Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal , Cairns QLD
2018 Tarnanthi :Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art - Tandanya, Adelaide SA
2018 Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre - Pormpuraaw Art Centre Gallery, Pormpuraaw, QLD)
2018 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair - Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT
2018 CIAF - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair - Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal , Cairns QLD
2017 Australia: Defending the Oceans - United Nations Exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland
2017 Tarnanthi :Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art - Tandanya, Adelaide SA
2017 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair - Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT
2017 CIAF - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair - Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal , Cairns QLD
2017 Australia: Defending the Oceans - United Nations Ocean Conference, New York USA
2017 Australia: Defending the Oceans - Paris Aquarium,Paris, France
2016 CIAF - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair - Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal , Cairns QLD
2016 Tabba Nabba - Oceanic Institute, Monaco

Bibliography

2018 Review: Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2018: https://visual.artshub.com.au/news- article/reviews/visual-arts/emily-mcculloch-childs/review-cairns-indigenous-art-fair-2018-256171

Themes

Clan Totems

Sea Creatures

Mediums

Acrylic on Canvas

Print Making

Acrylic paint on plywood

Ghost net, Plastic Trellis and Twine