Navigation by the Stars
Arone Raymond Meeks
Founding Member 1987

Opening Thursday 11th August 6pm
Continues until Sunday 11th September.


Front Gallery Shows: Cassandra Jones and Jessica Johnson



Arone Meeks has had both a traditional and formal education, having been taught by his grandfather and other relatives before going to study at the City Art Institute in Sydney.
He later returned to Queensland to study with various tribal elders, including those of the Lardil people of Mornington Island.
Meeks values this combination of training and experience; his work employs both traditional images and themes arising out of his concern with the issue of Land Rights, Sexuality, Cultural Values and Belonging to Place.
A Founding Member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, he won an Australia Council fellowship to study in Paris and went on to exhibit throughout Europe and North and South America.
The collection of works in this exhibition are a retrospective and current portfolio of issues that are primarily about the global migration of many Nations and the containment of their culture within. This also reflects the ongoing trend here in Australia to return to traditional country.

Arone Meeks with his work "Passage".

Jessica Johnson "Desert Dreams".
Cassandra Jones (with models featured in photographic series "Brown Sugar")
Photography by Sharon Hickey

Boomalli 300 Dollar Day - June

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is 29 years old in 2016. This is the fourth year that the Co-operative for its 30th Birthday next year. 

Boomalli Mardi Gras Exhibition - 24 February - 10 April

Opening 6:30pm Wednesday 24th February 2016. As a continuation of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative co-curated by Jessica Johnson and Margaret Ross. It is a space for First Nations artists to creatively explore subjects of self-expression and unified otherness.


ARTIST INCLUDE: Jasmine Sarin, Jenny Fraser, Dale Laughton, Umbarra Burnum Burnum, Tanu Cavu, Kirstie Parker, Jonathon Potskin, Sinoe Falemaka, Jade Santo, Colin Kinchela, De Greer-Yindimincarlie, Dave Long, Jai Walker, Jeffrey Samuels, Chris Bonney, Ella Bancroft, Arone Meeks, Stephen Morgan, Jessica Johnson, Megan Byrnes, Peta Joy Williams, Clinton Nain and more.


Opening night featured performances by local artists.

interZone by Jenny Fraser, a photo series featuring Jason DeSantis

Lost Weekend Music Event

De Greer Yindimincarlie, Burri Jermone, Hamish Brown and Kathryn Miller performed live at Boomalli for the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail on 13 March 2016.

Annual Members Show 2015 - Opening Saturday 28 November at 4pm

Come and celebrate a great year for the Co-operative, surrounded by the diverse works of Boomalli's Aboriginal Artist Members. 


Confirmed Artists include Jeffrey Samuels, Graham Toomey, Sharon Smith, Jessica Johnson, Lewis Burns, Leeanne Hunter, Burri Jerome, Greg Weatherby, Aroha Groves, Bronwyn Bancroft, Danny Eastwood, Jamie Eastwood, Joe Hurst, Jenny Fraser, Val West, The Euraba Paper Artists, Cassandra Jones, Arone Meeks, Euphemia Bostock, Nicole Phillips, Tracey L. Bostock and Shirley Amos.


We will also be exhibiting two solo shows by Artists, Val West and Jenny Fraser in Boomalli's front galleries.

Thank you to everyone who came along to Boomalli Unplugged yesterday. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, listening to live music, while being surrounded by the stunning artworks in Boomalli's gallery.


The talent of Kathryn Miller and Hamish Brown was truly inspiring.


Boomalli Unplugged will be back in 2016, bigger and better than ever.


The last Boomalli Unplugged for 2015 was held on Sunday 13th December 2-4pm. The event featured performances by Hamish Brown and Kathryn Miller.

Belonging Now: NSW Aboriginal Women Artists Collective

The Aboriginal Womens Artists Collective Show 'Belonging Now: Personified Landscapes' will open on Saturday 10th October at 4pm. The exhibition is being curated by Emerging Artist, Jessica Birk. 


The exhibition will include works by Jessica Birk, Bronwyn Bancroft, Shirley Amos, Leonie Binge, Euphemia Bostock, Tracey L. Bostock, Charmaine Davis, Joy Duncan, Danielle Gorogo, Kim Healey, May Hinch, Leeanne Hunter, Deborah Taylor and Carmel Richardson.  


The NSW Aboriginal Womens Artists Collective have been exhibiting together since 2005 and this show marks their last year. They have been exhibiting at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative since 2012. 


So come down to Boomalli on Saturday 10th October and join us to celebrate 11 years of exhibiting and creating extraordinary works of art from this talented group of NSW Aboriginal Women Artists.


Boomalli will also be exhibiting a solo exhibitions of works by Jenny Fraser in the front gallery. We hope you can make it, as it will be a show not to be missed! 

Miri, meaning shining star, is an Artistic collaboration between Euraba, Moree Plains Regional gallery and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative focusing on Goomeroi artists' capacity to curate, create and influence.


Supported by Arts NSW through a Regional Partnership grant, the project has spanned two years of artistic development including working with new mediums and professional practice.


Through a series of visiting artist workshops, the artists at Euraba have developed new work for this exciting exhibition titled “Miri” being launched at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative on Saturday 22nd August 3pm. The exhibition will continue until Sunday 4th October 2015. 


The artists have been developing further skills in photography, watercolour and print media with Bronwyn Bancroft, Judy Watson, Colin Wightman and Raphaella Rosella.


They have conducted professional development through an ongoing relationship with Moree Plains Gallery and through a city art camp at Boomalli in 2014 including workshops with Arts Law and Boomalli members.


Boomalli will also be exhibiting works by Jai Walker and Noel 'Charlie' Caldwell in the two front galleries. 



The Members Exhibition 'Unity, Solid and Deadly' will open on Saturday 11th July 3pm. 


The exhibition is being curated by Artist Members, Greg Weatherby and Jeffrey Samuels and will continue until Sunday 16th August 2015.


Exhibiting Artists include:

Bronwyn Bancroft,  Jessica Birk, Euphemia Bostock, Tracey L. Bostock, Lewis Burns, Charmaine Davis, Blak Douglas, Danny Eastwood, The Euraba Paper Artists, Jenny Fraser, Nicole Monks, Kim Healey, Gordon Hookey, Burri Jerome, Jessica Johnson,  Arone Meeks, Nicole Renee Phillips, Oral Roberts, Carmen Sandy, Jasmin Sarin, Sharon Smith, Graham Toomey and artist/curators Jeffrey Samuels and Greg Weatherby.


Alongside the Members Show, Boomalli will be exhibiting works by Founding Member Artist and Boomalli Chairperson, Euphemia Bostock alongside Emerging Artist, Carmen Sandy in the two front galleries.


The annual Eora Art Exhibition featuring students from Eora TAFE College. The exhibition opens Tuesday 16th June at 6pm and will continue until Thursday 25th June.



The exhibition will open on Saturday 18th April 2015 4pm. 


an upcoming solo exhibition of work by Artist, Burri Jerome, who is an extraordinary plein air Artist, capturing the ancient pathways and cultural catchment of his people. Burri Jerome brings the ancient country to life with light and colour. His landscapes are breathtaking and are a continual portrayal of his love for nature. 


“I would like the landscape to be recognised as an entity, as a personality I work towards the humanising of the landscape, an old tradition here. Old people talk about figures or personalities; I paint portraits of these personalities in the landscape” - Burri Jerome


The exhibition will open on Saturday 18th April 2015 4pm.


Boomalli will also be exhibiting work by Artists, Oral Roberts, Joanne Driessens and Deborah Taylor in the front galleries and foyer.


Please save the date in your diary and distribute to your networks.


Boomalli 300 Dollar Day is happening again this year. Boomalli's annual fundraising exhibition sees a swag of artists contributing work valued over $300 – all for sale at $300 a pop.


Our 300 Dollar Day will commence this year on Wednesday 3rd June 5pm. The exhibition will continue until Sunday 14th June.




Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is beginning to request donations from Artists and Lovers of the Co-operative for our 2015 Annual $300 Dollar Day initiative.


In the past 4 years we have been overwhelmed by your generosity, which has ensured our continued survival as a thriving Contemporary Aboriginal Art Space. We are requesting the donation of artworks valued at over $300. The 300 Dollar Day Donation of work is open to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Artists. 


Without your support we would not be here. Your generosity and commitment to the Co-operative is invaluable and allows us to continue to provide high quality exhibitions and mentoring programs for our Member Artists. Boomalli survives on very minimal funding and your support makes all the difference. 


Our 300 Dollar Day will commence this year on Wednesday 3rd June 5pm. The exhibition will continue until Sunday 14th June.


If you would like to donate a work for our fundraising event, please contact us by phone (02) 9560 2541 or via email

We are open Wednesdays to Sundays 11 – 4pm. 


Please pass on and encourage those in your networks that you feel would be interested in contributing.

Thank you on behalf of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. contact:

OUR A-GENDER 18 FEB - 28 MAR 2015

The exhibition 'Our A-Gender' runs alongside Sydney's Mardi Gras for 2015. 

Curated by emerging artist Jasmine Sarin, the exhibition is 'an opportunity for Aboriginal artists in the LBGTI community to creatively discuss the things that matter to us, from marriage equality to cultural identity.' 


Artists: Peta-Joy Williams | Jessica Johnson | Jai Walker | Jasmine Sarin | Arone Meeks | Jeffrey Samuels | Jenny Fraser | Lisa Taylor | Luke Close | Ella Bancroft | Destiny Deacon | Clinton Nain | Willurei Kirkbright 


heres the youtube link for the NITV coverage of Our A-Gender and interview with Jeffrey Samuels:


news article  




Boomalli in the Koori Mail Newspaper


Founding member, Jeffrey Samuels with chairperson Euphemia Bostock and the artists of 'The good, the bad and the In-Between', Boomalli's current exhibition, Yatama Nigimali (Danny Eastwood) and Thaya Giwiirr (Jake Soewardie) featured in the Koori Mail. 

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative is one of Australia's longest running Aboriginal owned and operated art galleries. Established in Chippendale Sydney in 1987, Boomalli is a word derived from three different New South Wales language groups and means: "To strike; to make a mark". 

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