John Prince Siddon1974 - Stop war please 2021
- acrylic on kangaroo hide
John 'Prince' Siddon is the son of Pompey Siddon, who was one of the founding painters at Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in Fitzroy Crossing in 1991. A Walmajarri man, he was born on 15 November 1964 in Derby, and spent his early years working on cattle stations, until injured in a horse riding accident. He now lives in Fitzroy Crossing and is married with a 16 year old son. He is a Walmajarri man living in Mindi Rardi Community, Fitzroy crossing.
Prince borrows his narrative formula from the traditional Kimberley craft of boab nut carving, adding a touch more menace, or reality. Prince's assessment is that in terms of the law of averages, you will either be the eater, or be eaten yourself. He works in boab nut carving and painting, acrylic paint on canvas, and acrylic on carved or found wood, print making and has recently turned his hand at drawing into enamel painted tin objects. Prince is rapidly gaining attention for his inimitable composition and tricky line work.
Source: Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency