Camellia Boney

 

My name is Camellia Johnson-Boney.  I am a proud Gomeroi Murrawarri woman. I grew up on the banks of the Namoi River, Walgett/reservation.

 

My artwork expresses my connection and belonging to the land.

 

I have been a member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative since 2018.

 

I graduated from Newcastle TAFE in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts. I have skills across a variety of mediums including photography, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and painting.

 

I have a certificate of Aboriginal Cultural Practice from Walgett College and graduated  from the YUPUG program in 2010. I studied Fine Arts at University of Newcastle. I taught traditional and contemporary jewellery making at Walgett College.

 

In 2011 I was the inaugural artist for the Learn Earn Legend All Stars alongside renowned artist, Mini Heath for South-West New South Wales, Wallgett.

 

I have been involved in creating and developing community programs for unemployed people. Some organisations I have been associated with include Best Employment, Walgett Community College, Walgett Shire Council and CDEP.

 

I assisted with the project Freedom Ride – 40 years on and was involved in the survey Aboriginal Women’s Issues, Walgett in 2011.

 

I was also voted in for COAG Local Community Government Council and assisted with local community educational programs.

 

Selected exhibitions:

 

SurroundingsTake a Closer Look, University of Newcastle, 2009.

Watt Space Gallery, University of Newcastle

Muddy Water Fashion Show (support Artist), ABC and Walgett College

Ocean Blue Exhibition, Shanty Chicks Giftware, 2015

Born into Existence, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 2018

Warriors for the Environment, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 2019

 

NAIDOC: Voice, Treaty, Truth, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 2019