A Tribute: Uncle Jim Ridgeway


Well-respected Aboriginal Elder and founding member of the Aboriginal Reference Group Clifford James (Jim) Ridgeway sadly passed away in 2014 after battling with illness. Uncle Jim achieved highly at everything to which he turned his hand. From amateur boxing and award-winning country and western vocals, to the visual arts and language study, he contributed much to the fabric of the community. This exhibition was organised in consultation with Uncle Jim’s family and the Aboriginal Reference Group to acknowledge that contribution and the calibre of Uncle Jim’s work. He will be much missed.

A gallery project curated in consultation with Louise Ridgeway and family.

[image right] Jim Ridgeway The hunters and gatherers (eagle) 2002, stoneware, oxides,collection Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery © the estate of the artist.

Photo: stoneware platter by Jim Ridgeway