Gideon Gardiner is the son of Spinifex Hill artists Nyaparu (William) Gardiner and Kae Nalgood. An interest and talent for art clearly runs in the family, both his sisters and his brother also love to paint.
Gideon works with Spinifex Hill artists in South Hedland on Kariyarra Country in the Pilbara. He watched his father Nyaparu painting for many years before beginning to draw in the Spinifex Hill studio himself in 2017.
Gideon’s artworks are a record of his memories and his experiences of hunting, lore and initiation as a young man in the Kimberley.
Gideon had four works selected for the 2020 Revealed Exhibition. This emerging artist is developing a distinctive practice, evident in the selection of bold ink works on paper.
When he’s not drawing, Gideon is also a skilled guitarist, playing with rock bands.
This is the first time his works have been exhibited.