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