Stephen Fox

Curator - Puṉuku Tjukurpa

Steve Fox graduated from the SA School of Art in 1978 receiving the H.Gill Memorial Medal for the Highest Honours. While at Art School, Steve established an Art Group for a group of Aboriginal Alcoholics in Port Adelaide SA.

Steve has done two stints as Art Co-ordinator for Yirkkala Arts and Crafts (now Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre) and lectured and taught in printmaking (SA School of Art, Jerry Mason Senior Memorial Centre, Cadell Training Centre). From 1994 – 1997 Steve was the Director of 24HR Art and from 1997 – 2006 was the Director of Maruku Arts at Mutitjulu community NT.

From 2006 to 2011 Steve ran his own gallery, Mogo Raw Art and Blues, on the South Coast of NSW, combining his two passions of Outsider Art and Blues music. Steve currently works with Workability in Batemans Bay NSW as a Direct Support Worker working mainly in the area of mental health respite and with an art group for people living with a mental illness or intellectual disability.

As Curator with Artback NT, Steve has worked closely with the artists of Maruku Arts and Traditional Owners to ensure that the Puṉuku Tjukurpu exhibition, currently touring nationally, is a true representation of Anangu culture.

Steve’s own artwork is represented in the NGA, NGV, QAG, Power Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of NSW, Araluen Art Centre, Univ of Tasmania as well as many private collections