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About Mina Mina Art Gallery

Roslyn Goodchild was working as a graphic designer when she was approached by a prominent indigenous art gallery in Alice Springs to design its logo.

She became so interested in the art of the region that she moved to the Northern Territory to become the gallery’s Sales Manager and was later promoted to Gallery Manager.  During her years there Roslyn worked intimately with the core group of artists represented by the gallery and dealt with many of the art centres on remote Aboriginal communities. Roslyn has advised and consulted with major national institutions, corporate and private collectors as well as first time art buyers.

Roslyn then became an Aboriginal Art History lecturer for The Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs and also led tours in the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, which incorporates the Alice Springs Regional Art Gallery. She later worked very closely with female artists from the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia in her role as an Art Coordinator for an indigenous women’s art cooperative based in Alice Springs.

Roslyn accumulated an extensive practical knowledge of Aboriginal art and culture during the years she lived and worked in the Australian desert. Much of Roslyn’s knowledge about indigenous art stems not only from her passion for the art but also from close associations she developed by working with the artists and visiting many art centres and artists living on remote Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.

She was privileged to have accompanied Warlpiri artist, Dorothy Napangardi, when the traditional owner returned to her birthplace, Mina Mina, for the first time. Dorothy’s family left the desert to live on an indigenous community north of Alice Springs when she was eight years old.

Roslyn has participated at ‘Inma’ (Women’s Business), when women from many different language groups throughout the desert region come together to perform ceremony and celebrate their culture. She has also worked as a cultural liaison between indigenous and non-indigenous artists participating in cross cultural arts workshops.

These types of experiences have equipped Roslyn with an intimate understanding of Aboriginal culture as well as a personal insight into the inspiration for indigenous artists to create their work.

In 2003 Roslyn left Alice Springs and moved to Brunswick Heads in northern New South Wales. She is now committed to presenting and educating the Byron Shire on the finest quality and rich variety of styles which makes contemporary indigenous art such a vibrant and sought after art form.

Mina Mina Art Gallery ABN 72 503 944 343
Email   Phone: 61 2 6685 0229   Fax: 61 2 6685 0226
Shop 1, 32 Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483   AUSTRALIA
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