Naomi Hobson1977 - Fish Boys, Adolescent wonderland series 2022
- Colour photographic print on cotton rag
Naomi Hobson's Adolescent Wonderland strikingly captures the artist's local community, recording the young people of the small remote community Coen, through a playful, deeply intimate and sometimes surreal lens.
I see pride in my people all the time when I’m out on the street talking to them, and I wanted the rest of the country to see what I was seeing. – Naomi Hobson
Hobson has exhibited widely both within Australia and internationally since 2008. Her work has been acquired by institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Shepparton Art Museum, Bendigo Art Gallery and Cairns Art Gallery. She recently completed a major tapestry commission produced with the Australian Tapestry Workshop for the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2021 Naomi was selected by Mecca Australia as their featured artist and her work was acquired by the NGV X MECCA partnership supporting women in the arts for the NGV.
Source: Vivienne Anderson Gallery