Photo: John Tsialos

AARON McTAGGART

Aaron was born in Darwin and went to school both in Nauiyu (St Francis Xavier School) and Darwin at St Mary’s Primary School. He also attended St Johns College in Darwin. He always watched his mother, Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart, paint at home. Being trained at school he started painting. 

When he came back from college and during the school holidays he would paint in his free time. One of his early paintings with dragonflies was bought by Community Aid Abroad and published in the CAA diary.

Aaron is currently the Deputy CEO of Merrepen Arts Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation. Aaron graduated in May 2010 with a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management.

Exhibitions

1996-2015 Merrepen Arts Festival, Nauiyu Nambiyu, Daly River NT

2011 Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, Norway   

2011 Spirit Within, Manresa Gallery, San Francisco USA

2004 Recent Glass and Prints, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin NT

2004 Recent Glass and Prints, Territory Craft, Katherine NT

2002 Mi Nayin Kinda, Coomalie Cutural Centre, Batchelor NT

2003 Jindy Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2001-2003 Endirrlup Meeting Place, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT                 

Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Community Aid Abroad

Museum of Cultural History, Norway

Publications

Community Aid Abroad

Crocodile Skin 2012

Mussels 2012

Mussels 2012