Fiona Clarke Artist

Aboriginal Artist of the Kirrae Whurrong Clan
Western District of Victoria
Australia

Bunjil (Eagle) Wall Mural at Colac Information Centre

Butterfly Tears, front cover of Carers WRRAD.

Commission for the Commonwealth games Melbourne City "Eel Trap"

Meeting on the beach
Laneway Art
Warrnambool VIC

Fiona Clarke
For over 25 years Fiona has depicted her Aboriginal Culture through the visual arts, including tapestry, painting and public art installations and now Children's books. Fiona has created tapestries and paintings using uncomplicated symbols, juxtaposed against rich earthy colours to produce vibrant contemporart works of art. for her Children's book illustrations, she has created bright, colourful and fun artwork that will be enjoyed by any young people who read them. 
Through the medium of tapestry Fiona created images in response to her childhood experiences of looking for tucker, especially fishing, wtih her father Banjo Clarke (Dec) and influenced by traditional Aboriginal designs. Fiona is the first Aboriginal in Australia to weave her own contemporary and Aboriginal designs on an upright tapestry loom.