Alan Joshua

Alan Joshua Jnr lives with his wife and two children at Ngukurr. He was born in 1965 and has developed his skill to paint by watching and learning from senior men.  Alan’s painting life started with traditional colours and styles in 1996 and grew through realistic landscapes and  various experientials to encompass bright contemporary colours and shapes in abstract styles.  As Alan says “people enjoy colour”.  Today his style is a mix of both traditional and contemporary art. His paintings reflect his love and understanding of country and aboriginal ways.  Through his painting we learn about change, bush tucker, the animals and birds around us and  how they link with his culture.


Barunga Sports and Culture Festival 2010 Art Award

Group Exhibitions:

March 2008 Canberra Grammar School, ACT

June 2006 Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra ACT

May 2006 Australia Dreaming Art Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

July 2005 Ngukurr Now – Jeffery Malesa Gallery, Sorrento VIC

Jan 2005 Stone country to Salt water – Jeffery Malesa Gallery, Sorrento VIC

May 2002 All about Ngukurr – Canberra Grammar School ACT

Sept 2001 Culture Country & Stories – Canberra Grammar School ACT

March 2000 Big stories on Canvas – Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne, VIC


Flinders Museum, South Australia