Freddie Timms Indigenous Australian, b. 1946-2017


Freddie Timms creates bold and striking paintings which are aerial views of the land where he was born, lived and worked all of his life. This particular stretch of land includes Police Hole, Bow River, and Lissadell and Texas Down Stations. His works include natural features of the landscape such as black soil, red ground, sandy ground, hills, creeks and water holes as well as the man-made marks of roads, stock yards, homesteads. In addition to this, his works are of the social and spiritual significance of the land.


He is very politically driven and often references the brutal treatment of Indigenous people by white settlers in his work. He was also integral in establishing a strong relationship between Indigenous artists and the Australian art market, in order to help enable a strong and fair tie with galleries and dealers. He was also partially responsible for the establishment of Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation in 2000.


Timm’s works are represented in major collections in Australia and has exhibited in Germany, Japan, France, USA and New Zealand.



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  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, St�phane 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.