JOSHUA BONSON

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© 2019 by Joshua Bonson | Indigenous Artist Darwin Northern Territory

Aboriginal Artist | Indigenous Painter | Aboriginal Painting

Darwin, NT

Jawoyn / Kala Lagaw Ya peoples

Award winning Darwin artist Joshua Bonson, with no formal training, has exploded onto the national art stage with works in Collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Kerry Stokes and Art Bank, as do many private collections both nationally and internationally. Joshua is a painter who shares stories of his Indigenous heritage through his work.

AWARDS & PRIZES:

2015      Awarded: Scholarship by Ervin Vidor, Director of the Toga Group; Bundanon Trust, NSW
                Finalist:     Churchie Art Award, Brisbane, QLD
2014      Winner:     Young Achievers Award NT, Artist of the Year 2014
2013      Winner:     Top End NAIDOC Artist of the Year 2013
                Finalist:     City of Albany Contemporary Art Prize, WA
                Finalist:     30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, NT
2011      Winner:     Togart Contemporary Art Award, NT
2008      Finalist:     25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, NT
2007      Finalist:     24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, NT


COLLECTIONS:

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT  -  Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, WA
Toga Contemporary Art Collection  -  Art Bank Collection, Sydney, NSW
H.M & R.A Horton Collection, QLD & New Zealand  -  PricewaterhouseCoopers, Perth, WA
Duncan-Powell Collection, SA  -  Lindsay-Lowry Collection, SA
Somerville Community Services Inc. NT  -  Varga-Coombs Collection, NSW
Wheelock Properties Collection, Singapore  -  Arthur Roe Collection, VIC
Peter Cooke Collection, QLD  -   John Robinson Collection, NT
Jane Jordan Collection, SA & NT  -  Churchie Collection, Brisbane, QLD


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2019    Group Exhibition, Karen Brown Fine Art Gallery, Darwin NT
              Starlight Children’s Foundation Charity Ball; Darwin NT – donating a painting valued $15,000
2018    Solo Exhibition - Cooee Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
              Connections Exhibition: - Power House Museum, Sydney, NSW
              Starlight Foundation Charity Ball; Darwin NT – donated a painting that sold for $17,000
             Garrmalang Festival Darwin, Group Exhibition, Darwin Entertainment Centre
2017    Joshua Bonson & Judy Maddalozzo Exhibition, KBG Darwin, NT
             Starlight Foundation Charity Ball; Darwin NT – donated a painting that sold for $10,000
2015    Finalist:    Churchie Art Award, Brisbane, QLD
2014    Solo Exhibition - ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
             Group Exhibition: Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA
2013    Finalist:    30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award - NT
              Finalist:     City of Albany Art Prize, Albany, WA
              Solo Exhibition Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, NT
              Group Exhibition: Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA
2012    Solo Exhibition - Harvison Gallery, Perth, WA
2011    Winner:     Togart Contemporary Art Award, Darwin, NT
              Solo Exhibition - Harvison Gallery, Perth, WA
2010    Group Exhibition: Melbourne Art Fair, VIC, Karen Brown Gallery
2008    Finalist:     25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award – NT
2007    Finalist:     24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award – NT