Dorothy Hobson

Dorothy Hobson

Brief Biography

Dorothy Hobson was born in February 1960. She is from the Kuuku Y’au clan. She is a respected community leader having worked in various roles with the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council. She is a current Councillor. Dorothy had painted previously at the Art Centre in mid-2000. She had a break from painting to concentrate on various community leadership responsibilities.

Dorothy commenced painting in 2016 at the Art Centre during her free time. Her paintings are themed on her Country, land, sea and rivers. Her paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions in Cairns, Darwin and Houston Texas at Booker Lowe Gallery.

Artist Statement:

“I'm from the Kuuku Y'au clan. I'm a mother of three. When I have spare time I do my painting, I like to walk… spend time with my family and my friends. I like fishing and camping. I have a little camp across from Restoration Island on the Kuku Y'au land. My paintings mostly about things I'm connected to, my background. I suppose you look at my painting, you see bright colours, I like it bright. I like my paintings to be shown to other people”. – Dorothy Hobson


  • 2006 "Fuel" Insiders Show. Kick Arts Cairns
  • 2006   July, NAIDOC Week "Shifting Tide Moving Sands", Tanks Art Space Cairns
  • 2007   May, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney "Old Girls. Young Grandmothers
  • 2007   July, Framed Galleries
  • 2017   July, Lockhart River Artist and Art Centre Participation at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in Cairns Queensland
  • 2017:  August, Lockhart River Artist and Art Centre Participation at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in Northern Territory
  • 2017   October 2017 - January 2017, Lockhart River group exhibition at Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston Texas USA
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