Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson

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DOB: 1981
Born: Lockhart River, QLD
LANGUAGE GROUP: Kuuku Yau
COMMUNITY: Lockhart River, QLD

Samantha's first solo show was in 2000 and has had regular solo exhibitions since. She was awarded second prize for painting and second prize for works on paper at the 2001 Laura Festival. Samantha's work was prominently featured in Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2003 and in Contemporary Encounters at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2010.

Samantha has an incredible ability to capture the colour and intensity of a moment and transform its radiant energy into an emotional charge pulsating through the artwork. She is also not afraid to address topical issues facing her community, such as her piece 'Bust Im up' (2000) which was quickly acquired by he National Gallery of Victoria

Samantha has an extensive list of solo and group exhibitions, as well as being acquired by a number of private and public collections.

Collections

  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • The Nahum Collection, London
  • Owen and Wagner Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, USA
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
  • International Education Services (IES), Brisbane
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Columbus State University, GA, USA
  • The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Suncorp, Brisbane
  • Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong

Awards and Recognition

2021 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD - Finalist
2020 King & Wood Mallesons Art Prize - Finalist
2019 Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall's Club, Brisbane - Finalist
2018 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery - Finalist
2018 Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall's Club, Brisbane - Finalist
2018 King & Wood Mallesons Art Prize, NSW Parliament House, Sydney - Finalist
2009 26th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist and People's Choice Winner
2001 Laura Festival, Queensland - Second Prize; Painting
2001 Laura Festival, Queensland - Second Prize; Works on Paper

History

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 Fracture, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Samantha Hobson - Reef/Life, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2017 Samantha Hobson: The Reef & Other Stories, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2010 My Country ... My Land, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2009 Our Life ... Our Way, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2008 Life is our land ... our culture, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2008 Our life ... is land ... is culture, October Gallery, London
2008 Ngayu Aalmana Ngaachi Ngatangku (Growing up with Country), Vivien Anderson Gallery,
Melbourne
2007 Modern Day Life, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2007 From My Country, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2006 Land to Sea, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2005 From My Country - Land and Sea, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Yuma Kuyi Pi'l (Fire and Water), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Kalmaa-na Waympa Wimpa (From the bush to the sand beach), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2003 Lanthalantha (Fire), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Yuku Untana (Fuel for the Fire), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2001 'ee be right b'um bye', Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2000 From the Top, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Lockhart Legends II, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2021 The Women's Show | 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2021 We Choose to Challenge, Coo-ee Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 Twelve Artists, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2020 Twelve Ways, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2020 From the Sea, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2020 Lockhart Art Gang - Sharing Our Stories, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Lockhart Legends, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Large Showroom; Large Works, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Defining Tradition | the colourists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Tjanpi Desert Weavers and three Indigenous women painters, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2017 Lockhart River Mob, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2017 60 Xv30, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2017 Sand, Salt, Spirit, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
2017 A Sweep continues, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2016 Rosella Namok & Lockhart River Painters, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2012 Reunion: New paintings by Samantha Hobson, Rosella Namok and Fiona Omeenyo - Vivien Anderson, Melbourne
2010 New 2009: Selected Recent Acquisitions The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2009 Connecting With Country ... Connecting With Community: The Lockhart River Art Gang, Cairns Regional Gallery Queensland
2009 Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection QAGOMA, Brisbane
2008 New: Selected recent acquisitions 2007 / 2008 The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2008 From Cape to Cape, The Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth
2008 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Women's Law, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2007-08 Our Way: Contemporary Art from Queensland's Lockhart River, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; National University of Singapore, Singapore Charles Wang Center; Stony Brook University, New York, USA; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
2007 Sand : Savannah : Salt QAGOMA, Brisbane
2007 Arte Indigena dall'Australia: Gruppo Artistico del Fiume Lockhart, Galleria Civica d'arte Moderna, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy
2007 Power and Beauty: Indigenous art now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2007 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Lockhart River Art Gang, Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe
2007 The Art Gang Returns, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston
2006 Unchartered Territory, October Gallery, London, England
2006 Histoires de Terre et Mer: Peintures Aborigenes de Lockhart River, Australie, Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Morbihan, Lorient, France
2006 Lockhart River Art Gang, Ewha Art Centre, Seoul
2006 Cairns NAIDOC Exhibition: shifting tides, moving sands, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2005 Cairns NAIDOC Exhibition: Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Art and Crafts from Tropical North Queensland Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2005 Kungkay: Lockhart River Art Gang, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
2004 Hot, Hotter, Hottest, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston
2004 Colour Power: Aboriginal Art post 1994, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2004 Lockhart River Artists, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2004 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
2004 Out of Country, Gallery 1601, Washington DC; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
2004 The Summer Salon 2004, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Vivien Anderson Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2003 Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Kulam Kannga (Beginning): New works by the Lockhart River Art Gang, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
2003 Beneath the Monsoon: Visions North of Capricorn, Artspace Mackay, Cairns Regional Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2003 Water: Prints from Lockhart River and the Tiwi Islands, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
2003 Artworks from FNQ + Torres Strait Islands, Artworkers Alliance, Brisbane
2003 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Ngaachi Ngampula (Our Country), Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2003 Lockhart River Gang, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
2002 Lines II, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2002 Inaugural exhibition, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2002 The Queensland/Berlin Indigenous Art Exhibition, Ludwig Erhard Haus, Berlin
2002 Message Stick: journey's end, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2002 Lines II, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2002 New Ground, Main Street Gallery, Adelaide
2001 Dreamtime: Zeitgenoessische Aboriginal Art/The Dark and The Light: Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria
2001 Gatherings, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
2001 International Women's Day Event, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Postcard Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2001 Masterworks, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Lockhart River Print Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery
2000 Parma Belong Sandbeach: Painting and prints by Lockhart River Art Gang, Queensland Aboriginal Creations, Brisbane
2000 In My Eyes, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2000 Belong Sandbeach: paintings and prints by the Lockhart River Art Gang, Queensland Aboriginal Creations, Brisbane
2000 Postcard Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
1999 Message Stick, touring exhibition of the Lockhart River Art Gang, funded by Visions Australia
International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney
1999 Lockhart River Art Gang Exhibition, Aboriginal Creations, Brisbane