6 Drayton Way
Phone: (08) 9720 1303
Mob: 0439 902 520
In 1952 Joel's parents moved to a mission at Fitzroy Crossing to work with Aboriginal people. Joel was born later that year in Derby. He grew up in Kimberley towns until he was sent south to complete his secondary education.
Joel first trained as a teacher and, after completing further studies in art and education, returned to Kununurra in the 1980s, working first as an arts consultant for the Education Department then setting up the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre.
Today he lives at Binningup in the south west of Western Australia.