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Freddie Timms

(Australia circa 1946 – )

Language group
Gija, Kimberley region
New Lisadell
Place of origin
East KimberleyWestern AustraliaAustralia
Media category
Materials used
natural pigments and binder on linen

129.5 x 130 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed u.r. verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "F TIMMS". Not dated.
Gift of Ray Wilson 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
© Freddie Timms. Licensed by Warmun Art Centre
Not on display
Further information

Freddie Timms was born at Ngarrmaliny and worked as a stockman on various East Kimberley cattle stations for most of his life. He helped paint the boards and danced for the Gurirr Gurirr ceremony devised by Rover Thomas. Subsequently when canvas and paints were supplied to some of the more senior artists, including his father-in-law George Mung Mung, Timms asked for painting materials and he has continued to paint ever since. His style conforms to the East Kimberley archetype originated by Rover Thomas but is recognisably his own with discrete areas of colour outlined in double rows of dots.

Bibliography (1)

Clare Temple, Foundation Newsletter #24, 'Curators' and coordinators' reports', pg. 8-11, Sydney, Jul 2014, 8 (colour illus.).

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