John Huggins


John Huggins pastel

Aboriginal artist, John Huggins uses paint and pastel to create abstract depictions of the animal kingdom. The loose, free application of materials results in captivating imagery that charismatically fills the page.

Simplified in style, his imagery is both charming and engaging. His often restricted colour palette and heavy brush style result in paired-back representations that reveal his affinity for the creatures he illustrates.

John Huggins has been a practicing artist with Arts Project Australia since 2012. His work has been shown annually in the Arts Project Annual Gala Exhibition as well as in various curated group exhibitions at Arts Project Australia, including: Girt by Sea (2017). Huggins’s work has also been selected for exhibition in the Koorie Art Show, Koorie Heritage Trust (2014 & 2015); the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Ballarat (2014); and the Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey Gallery, (2013 & 2014).

Birds was exhibited at the Richmond Town Hall from 30 April to 22 July, 2018.

Image Credit: 'Not titled' (detail), John Huggins, 2013