John Prince Siddon is the son of Pompey Siddon, who was one of the founding painters at Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in Fitzroy Crossing W.A in 1991. A Walmajarri man, he was born in 1964 in Derby, and spent his early years working on cattle stations until injured in a horse-riding accident and now based in Fitzroy Crossing with his wife and son. Moving between two and three-dimensional space, Prince’s celebrated paintings cast his own story within desert iconography, depictions of the Narrangkarni (Ancestral stories) and televised images of national and global issues.
Siddon’s practice reveals themes ranging from colonisation and immigration and their effects on native flora, fauna and Aboriginal communities through to First People’s land management, global warming, and the regeneration of bush. February 2020 saw John Prince Siddon commissioned for his first major solo show by the Perth International Festival with “All Mixed Up”. A survey of works that demonstrated Prince’s adeptness for pushing mediums on multiple surfaces and rendering imagery that reflects a unique take on today’s national political and social issues.
Lead Artist | John Prince Siddon
Represented By | Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency