Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi - Exhibiting Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art

Tommy Carroll

Charcoal and Red Natural Ochres

Tommy Carroll was born on Doon Doon Station, 100 kilometres north of the Warmun Community in 1955. His bush name is Balabany and his languages are Gija and Kimberley Kriol. As a young boy he worked as a stockman at Doon Doon and throughout his youth he also worked on Bow River and Lissadell Stations as well as assisting the Outstation Manager at Warmun Community.

Carroll commenced painting in late 1999, inspired to do so by his wife, Katie Cox, another emerging Warmun artist. He says that painting makes him think about his country, the Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) stories and about the places he used to visit as a child and when he was working as a stockman.

Tommy Carroll's works are often dark and brooding. He uses heavy concentrations of black charcoal and red natural ochres. The majority of Carroll's paintings derive from stories near or around Doon Doon Station, and primarily the stories are associated with the Ngarranggarni.

>> view works from Warmun 2012

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