Freddie Timms


Freddie Timms 

Also Known As: Ngarrmaliny, Gnarrmaliny 
Alternative Spelling: Ngudmulling, Ngarrlanaliny 

Born:             	1944 
Died:             	25-02-2017 
State:            	WA 
Region:     	East Kimberley Community: 
Area:            	Warmun [Turkey Creek] 
Language: 	Gidja 
Social Affiliation: 	Janama subsection 

Medium: 	Painting, ochres on canvas, ochres and gum resin fixative on canvas. 

Minimalist 'aerial' / map view, large rounded blocks of colour. 
Lake Argyle/Ord river area stories, Argyle Diamond Mine country, 
Bulunyin country, Barungi country. Turkey Creek School. 

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
New South Wales Art Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Western Australia 
Art Gallery of South Australia 
Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Melbourne
Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
Artbank Sydney 
Wollongong City Gallery 
Holmes à Court Collection, Perth 
Laverty Collection 
Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions:
2004 - Freddie Timms, Melbourne Art Fair (Gould Galleries) 
2003 - Freddie Timms, Gould Galleries, Sydney 
2002 - Freddie Timms, Gould Galleries, Melbourne 
1999 - Recent Paintings, Gow Langford Gallery, Auckland, NZ Recent Paintings, Watters Gallery, Sydney 
1998 - My Country, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne 
1997 - Recent Paintings, Watters Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions:
2010 - Passing on tradition - new and old Kimberley, @ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney. 
2010 - East Kimberley Painting Revisited: Rover Thomas, Freddie Timms, Rusty Peters and Jack Britten,
	 Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney. 
2009 - Parcours des Mondes, Arts d'Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris, France. 
2008 - Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land, at Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney. 
2008 - Paintings from remote communities: Indigenous Australian art from the Laverty collection, 
	Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle, NSW. 
2006 - The second Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition, Shalom College, University of NSW, Sydney. 
2005 - Interesting Times: Focus on contemporary Australian art, MCA, Sydney.
1993-> 94 - ARATJARA, Art of the First Australians, Touring: Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 
	Dusseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark. 
1993 - Images of Power, Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. 
1992 - The Ninth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin. 
1991 - The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
1990 - The Seventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
1989 - Turkey Creek: Recent Work, Deutscher Gertrude Street, Melbourne. 

Select Bibliography:
Allen, Christopher, Deceptive image of truth, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 April 1991, p. 44 
Bowdler, C., Looking forward looking back in the East Kimberley Artlink, vol. 25, no. 2 
Boyd, C., Colonising the colonisers, Financial Review, 21 November 2003, p. 35 
Bonyhady, Tim, The rest is history, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2001, p. 6 
Clabburn, Anna, Potent images bear witness to past horrors, The Australian, 20 December 2002, p. 4 
Corfield, J., The Ned Kelly Encyclopedia, Melbourne, 2003 
Crawford, A., Black light, black heat, Bulletin 10 Dec 2002, p. 78 
Eccles, Jeremy, New frontiers for Indigenous art: Jirrawun Arts, East Kimberley Art Monthly 
	Australia, no. 178, 2005, pp. 22-24
Fire, Fire, Burning Bright. Marnem. Marnem Dililib Benuwarrenji, Jirrawun Aboriginal Art 
	Corporation, Kununurra, 2002 
Georgeff, S, Drawing the line, Sunday Age, 23 August 1998, p. 16s 
Grishin, S, High marks for inspired work, Canberra Times, 1 Jul 2000 
Hutchings, P, Backwards into the fire, Australian Art Review, 2003, p. 55
Ingram, Terry, Red-dot art all round from Kimberley mob, Australian Financial Review, 31 March 2005, 
Ingram, Terry, Getting close to the bones, Australian Financial Review, 7 October 2004, p. 52 
James, Bruce, The politics of envy, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 April 2000, p. 14 
Jopson, D., Landscapes in blood, Sydney Morning Herald, 14-15 December 2002, p. 27 
Jopson, D., Blood-red killing fields translated from word to canvas , Age, 14 December 2002, p. 14 
Kofod, F, Freddie Timms in S Kleinert & M Neale, The Oxford Companion to Ab Art and Culture, Oxford 
	University Press, 2000, p. 715 
Kofod, Frances, Blood on the Spinifex The World of Antiques and Art, February 2003, p. 193 
Marx, Eric, For Aboriginal artists, western Ideas and techniques from a city maverick, New York Times, 1 June 2005, p. E3 
McDonald, John, Is Painting dead? The picture's not so bleak, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 July 1998 
Morgan, C., Menace and beauty in tale of dark days, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 April 2005, p. 5 
Nelson, R, Aboriginal tribal art tells a hard story, Age, 18 Jan 03, p33 
Neales, S., Vibrant images from an arid zone, Age, 16 Nov 1995, p. 19 
Oliver, Tony, Rhapsodies in Country, GrantPirrie, 2002 
Oliver, Tony, Langton, Marcia & Kofod, Frances, Blood on the Spinifex, exhibition catalogue, The Ian 
	Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 2002 
Pheasant, W., Grim days are lifting for Aboriginal artists, Financial Review, 18 July 2003, p. 81 
Pheasant, W., Miner gives voice to Aboriginal tragedy, Financial Review, 19 October 2002, p. 14 
Porter, J., Sauce, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 April 2005, p. 26 
Ross, H. (ed.), Impact stories of the East Kimberley, East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project, East 
Kimberley Working Paper No 28, Centre for Environment and Natural Resources, Australian National 
	University, Canberra, 1989 
Rothwell, Nicholas, Beyond the Boab, Weekend Australian Review pg19-20 April 2003 
Ryan, Judith, Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria,
	 Melbourne, 1993 
Simpson, P., Strikingly unusual Aboriginal view, Sunday Star Times, New Zealand, 16 January 2000
Smee, Sebastian, For the tension seeker, Weekend Australian, 15 October 2005, p. 18 
Taylor, R., Blood on the Spinifex, Art Monthly Australia, no. 159, May 2003, pp. 28-31
Waterlow, Nicholas, A Century of Collecting 1901-2001, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney, 2001 
Watson, K., True Stories: Art of the East Kimberley, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 2003

TV Documentaries 
ABC TV, Art From the Heart, produced by Richard Moore & Jeremy Eccles, 25 May 1999 

Art Gallery of New South Wales, True Stories: Artists of the East Kimberley, 2004

Notes: Freddie was born at Police Hole, Bedford Downs Station in 1944. He was a stockman and worked on many stations in the East Kimberley, in particular Bow River Station which was granted by the Government to the Timms Family, with Freddie's uncle the late Timmy Timms as Chairperson. Freddie painted with the best - Rover Thomas, Jack Britten, Paddy Jampinji, Henry Wambini, Churchill Cann. He has participated in numerous Group and Solo Exhibitions and his paintings have been collected/acquired by the most notable Galleries and Collectors both in Australia and overseas. He travels frequently to attend Exhibitions within Australia, and lives between Kununurra and Frog Hollow Community to the south, with his wife Beryline Mung.