Samson Bonson

Born 1968

Samson Bonson was taught in the late 1990s by senior carver Crusoe Kurdal. He exclusively concentrates on the representation of mimih spirit figures. He is now an established sculptor and has participated in many group exhibitions since 2002. The British Museum has recently acquired one of his works.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Ochre - A Study in Materiality, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2009 26th National Aboriiginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2009 Survey from Maningrida Arts & Culture, The Mossenson Gallery, Perth, WA
2009 Works in Season: Bark Paintings, Carvings & Weavings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2009 Sculptures, Josh Lilley Fine Art, National Geographic Store, London, UK
2009 Ancestral Spirit Beings and Ceremonial Lorrkon, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2008 "Gungura - The Spiraling Wind" featuring Samuel Namunjdja, Annandale Galleries, Sydney
2008 25th National Aboriiginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2008 Weaving around the traps, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne, VIC
2008 Palya Art at Mary Place, Mary Place, Sydney, NSW
2007 Rarrk, Bargehouse Gallery, London, UK
2007 Maningrida group show, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2007 Lorrkon, spirit beings and Fibrework, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2006 Recent works from Maningrida, Short Stree Gallery, Broome, WA
2006 Dream stories, The Bahrain Art Society, Kingdom of Bahrain

Collections

British Museum, UK
Laverty Private Collection, Sydney, Australia

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