Medium: Ochre and binders on linen
Title: Kleins Bore
Image Size: 140cm x 90cm
Certificate of Authenticity
Photo of Freddie with work
Freddie Timms (1946-2017)
Freddie Timms was born in 1944 on Bedford Downs station in the East Kimberley. Being around the pastoral industry all his life, Timms learned young how to ride and to muster and handle cattle. His employ as a stockman and fencer took him to all the large cattle stations of the area, including Bedford Downs, Lissadell, Mabel Downs, Old Argyle, Texas Downs and Bow River Station.
Freddie Timms bush name is Ngarrmaliny, after his birth place near Police Hole. Equal wages acts of the 1970s saw many Aboriginal stockmen leave the traditional ands of the cattle stations and move to small towns and settlements. Freddie Timms lived at Wyndham then Turkey Creek and finally Bow River Station, which was granted by the Government to the Timms family.
Freddie Timms began painting in the late 1980s. Timms worked alongside some of the great Warmun Artists – Jack Britten, Hector Jandanay, Henry Wambini, the late Rover Thomas and his father-in-law, Paddy Jampinji. Today he and his wife Beryline Mung live at Frog Hollow community.
Freddie Timms creates spare and beautiful paintings in the bold ochre colours of his Kimberley homeland. His work is held in major collections including National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of WA, Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, and grand private collections including Kelton Foundation, Holmes a Court, and Artbank.
Freddie Timms creates beautiful maps of the country that he knows so well from his stockmen days. These landscapes from memory include references to historical events and personal experiences. Aboriginal art status – Highly regarded artist.
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