Naomi Grant

Biography

Naomi is a Contemporary Indigenous Australian Artist, a descendant of the Wiradujuri people of central New South Wales. She was born in Sydney but has made her home in Perth, for the past 38 years. Naomi has a successful career as a practicing artist and designer, which spans the past 34 years, She graduated from Curtin University of WA with a BA in Design. Her career ranges from being self -employed as an Artist, Textile Designer, Senior Designer at Canning Vale Weaving Mills, teaching art in Bangkok and Promotional Manager of Kurongkurl Katitjin, School of Indigenous Australian Studies at Edith Cowan University, Perth.

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Next Generation Club Kings Park Perth Solo exhibition

Next Generation Club Kings Park Perth Solo exhibition

2012
WA Club Solo Exhibition

WA Club Solo Exhibition

Group Exhibitions

2014
City of Armadale May 2014 Select

City of Armadale May 2014 Selected Finalist Minnawarra Art Awards

2013
City of Armadale Selected Finalist

City of Armadale Selected Finalist Minnawarra Art Awards

2013
City of Belmont July 2013 Belmont Art Awards

City of Belmont July 2013 Belmont Art Awards

2013
Perth Royal Show 2013 Selected finailist for Perth Royal Show

Perth Royal Show 2013 Selected finailist for Perth Royal Show

2013
Salon Des Refuses 2013 Selected finalist for Salon des Refuses show in Darwin

Salon Des Refuses 2013 Selected finalist for Salon des Refuses show in Darwin

2013
Cossack Art Awards 2013 Invited artist for Cossack Awards

Cossack Art Awards 2013 Invited artist for Cossack Awards

2012
Selected finalist for the Hawkesbury Art Award

Selected finalist for the Hawkesbury Art Award

Awards

2014
Winner of the City of Belmont Indigenous Art Award, sponsored by Perth Airport.

Winner of the City of Belmont Indigenous Art Award, sponsored by Perth Airport.

2013
Highly commended At the City of Belmont Art Awards

Highly commended At the City of Belmont Art Awards

2012
Metro Church Art Award. Winner of Mixed Media for Painting “River Reflections”

Metro Church Art Award. Winner of Mixed Media for Painting “River Reflections”

2012
Town of Victoria Park Art Awards. Best Indigenous Artist for painting “ The Pinnacles”

Town of Victoria Park Art Awards. Best Indigenous Artist for painting “ The Pinnacles”

2012
Highly commended at the City of Belmont Art Awards

Highly commended at the City of Belmont Art Awards

2011
Inaugural Hawkesbury Art Award. Sydney.

Inaugural Hawkesbury Art Award. Sydney.

2011
Town of Victoria Park Art Awards. Best Indigenous Artist for painting “maggie’s waiting”

Town of Victoria Park Art Awards. Best Indigenous Artist for painting “maggie’s waiting”

2010
City of Bayswater Art Awards. Winner of best local artist for Painting “On the Rocks”

City of Bayswater Art Awards. Winner of best local artist for Painting “On the Rocks”

2009
Won the City of Belmont Indigenous Art Award for my painting “Top End Dreaming” Award sponsored by

Won the City of Belmont Indigenous Art Award for my painting “Top End Dreaming” Award sponsored by Perth Airport

2008
Awarded the Maali Indigenous Award for excellence at the Midland Gate Art Awards Perth Australia.

Awarded the Maali Indigenous Award for excellence at the Midland Gate Art Awards Perth Australia.

Artist Statement

Naomi's Indigenous heritage brings a blend of the contemporary and mysterious together in many of her works. Always, bold colour and beauty are strong inspirational elements that help mould each painting. Often these ideas spring from dreams, visions and memories of her travels. Naomi’s equally comfortable with traditional scenes, through contemporary works.