Clan group: Nugal Warra
Language group: Guugu Yimithirr
Wanda Gibson was born in Woorabinda, Queensland, in 1946 and is a fluent Guugu Yimithirr speaker. Her family were forcibly moved from Cape Bedford, Queensland, to the Woorabinda Settlement, west of Rockhampton, during WW II. After the war her family were moved back to the new Indigenous settlement of Hope Vale, in Far North Queensland.
Wanda is a member of Gamba Gamba, the senior women’s group at the art centre. Through her paintings, prints and weaving, Wanda passes on knowledge about culture and traditional materials. Her work is regularly exhibited in and around Cairns and Cooktown and is represented in the collections of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, and the Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland.
She is represented by the HopeVale Arts & Cultural Centre, Queensland.
ARTNOW FNQ 2022
17 Dec 2022 – 12 Feb 2023
Women Painting Country
16 Oct – 14 Dec 2021
ARTNOW FNQ 2019
13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
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