Naomi Hobson is a visual artist who resides on the banks of the riverbeds her grandparents were born. Her colourful abstract compositions act as a link between individuality and a shared identity. Her continual inspiration is the vast traditional lands of her ancestors surrounding the town of Coen in Queensland and her culture.
Coen is a small township of 300 people at the bottom of the McIlwraith Ranges (part of the Great Dividing Range) surrounded by the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, rainforest and open wooded country, with many river systems that snake down to the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef. The local clans include Kaantju, Umpila, LamaLama, Ayapathu, Wik Mungkan and Olkola. This landscape has provided inspiration for Naomi’s paintings.
In 2021 Naomi was selected by Mecca Australia as their featured artist and her work was acquired by the NGV X MECCA partnership supporting women in the arts for the NGV Victoria
Naomi's photography was exhibited in Photo Australia's International Festival of Photography, Photo 2022 which celebrates outstanding photography from artists, with the works exhibited in key sites around the city of Melbourne including Parliament House, Old Melbourne Gaol, and various galleries and museums across the city.
Her work has been exhibited and acquired by important Australian institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bendigo Art Gallery and Cairns Art Gallery
- Naomi Hobson at the Art Gallery of South Australia
- NGV X MECCA Naomi Hobson
- The Memo: Naomi Hobson Interview for the National Gallery of Victoria
- Naomi Hobson: Distinctive Ceramics at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
- Loud and proud: artist captures vibrancy of youth in remote Cape community