Miriam Charlie (AU) GARRAWA, YANYUWA

Image: Miriam Charlie, [Away from Home], 2020.

Image: Miriam Charlie, Away from Home, 2020.

Miriam Charlie is a Garrawa / Yanyuwa woman from Borroloola, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Charlie has extensive experience within the arts industry and in cultural leadership roles, working for over eight years as the Gallery Coordinator Officer at Waralungku Art Centre, and as a representative on the Indigenous Education Council of the NT since 2013, Vice Chairperson of the Li-Kurlulurwa Language Centre since 2009, and a Director of ANKAAA during the periods of 2007–2008 and 2010–2012. Charlie’s photographs show the reality of her community and her Country in a form traversing documentary and art photography. She has been curated into several group exhibitions at galleries including Cross Art Projects, Alcaston Gallery, Castlemaine Art Gallery and the Centre for Contemporary Photography. In 2019, she featured in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Tarnanthi Festival, and her works have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March