Churchill Cann | Artist Profile

Details of Churchill Cann


Churchill was born and grew up on Texas Downs Station, North East of Warmun, where he worked as a stockman for most of his life. Churchill also travelled extensively throughout the Kimberley working on many different cattle stations between Warmun and Broome. When station work finished, Churchill moved to Warmun Community to live, where he is well known as an important ceremonial dancer, bushman and senior artist. Churchill is one of the few remaining medicine men for the Gija language group, he inhertited this role from his father. Churchill's paintings include aspects of traditional Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) stories as well as his own experiences in this country as a stockman and station hand. When Churchill undertakes a painting he is very deliberate and will often spend quite some time reflecting and considering what aspect of his country or experience he will communicate.


1998 William Mora Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

2011 'Jiliny (man)' Short St. Gallery, Broome WA
2010 'Warmun - Our Earth Our Story', Art Images Gallery, Norwood, SA
2010 Warmun - Seva Frangos Gallery, Perth, WA
2009 Warnarrn Gelengen : Old Times New TImes' Hogarth Galleries Sydney, NSW
2009 'The Youngest One' Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2008 'East of East Kimberley: Warmun in Asia' ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2007 'Warda-wurrarrem', Raft Artspace, Darwin, NT
2007 'Greetings from Turkey Creek' Mary Place Gallery, Sydney NSW
2007 ' Warmun Snapshot' Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin, NT
2007 'Christmas in the Desert' ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2007 'Dog Dreamings' Seva Frangos Art Sydney NSW
2006 Warmun Art Centre Presents, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 Waterhole Country, Short St. Gallery, Broome, WA
2003 Group Show, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2003 East Kimberley Easter Show, Short St.Gallery, Broome, WA
2003 Ngarrgoorroon, Yiryilli and Yarrunga: Four Artists From Warmun, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
2002 Span Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2002 All That Gila Country, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
2002 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
2002 Thornquest Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD
2001 Past Modern, Short Street Gallery @ Australia Square, Sydney, NSW
2001 Ochre, Short St. Gallery, Broome, WA
2001 Recounting The Essence Of Life: Art From Australia, Kunstforum HDZ, Bad Oeyenhausen,
2000 Kunst Der Aborigines, Galerie Baehr, Germany
2000 Anthropological Museum, Freiburg, Germany
2000 The Collection, Galerie Australis, Adelaide, SA
2000 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2000 State of My Country, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2000 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Vic
1999 Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin, NT
1999 Chamber of Commerce, Wuerzburg, Germany
1999 Hale School Annual Art Exhibition, Perth, WA
1999 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
1999 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, WA
1999 Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA

University of Wollongong
Kerry Stokes Collection
Private Collections
Harvey Wagner Collection, USA
Edith Cowen University Perth WA
MUrdoch University, Perth WA

Artworks of Churchill Cann