Marion Cox, Derby

Gooniyandi artist Marion Cox was born at GoGo Station near Fitzroy Crossing and went to school in Halls Creek.

 

She later moved to Yiyili Community located between Fitzroy and Halls Creek in the Kimberley region, remaining there for many years to become a respected and senior artist. Marion started exhibiting her work in Norval Gallery when she moved to Derby in 2014.

 

Marion’s interest in painting began when she was very young. Her older brothers and sisters were artists, and Marion learnt from watching them paint and through working alongside them. Norman Cox (dec.) was her eldest brother and was one of the regions’ most famous artists. Marion is a prolific artist and her pieces are very much in demand.

 

Marion’s stories depict family, country and bush tucker (plants and fruits). She passes these stories down to her children through storytelling and her artwork. Marion has 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Four of her daughters – Jorita, Jowellee, Josenna and Johnine - are following in her footsteps, also achieving their own recognition as painters.

 

Marion has won the Indigenous Art Award in 2015 at the Kimberley Art Prize for her painting “Bush Tucker”, and then again in 2016 for the painting of her Grandchildren. She was a finalist in the 2018 Hedland Art Awards and is a member of the Indigenous Art Code.

Marion’s stories depict family, country and bush tucker (plants and fruits). She passes these stories down to her children through storytelling and her artwork. Marion has 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Four of her daughters – Jorita, Jowellee, Josenna and Johnine - are following in her footsteps, also achieving their own recognition as painters.

 

Marion has won the Indigenous Art Award in 2015 at the Kimberley Art Prize for her painting “Bush Tucker”, and then again in 2016 for the painting of her Grandchildren. She was a finalist in the 2018 Hedland Art Awards and is a member of the Indigenous Art Code.

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