PO Box 147
Phone: (08) 9295 2879
Fax: (08) 9295 2879
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 teaches art at a Perth secondary school which leaves him enough time to maintain his connection with the people and landscape of regional Australia.
Joel Smoker's monograph, The Kimberley Series is now available
Joel Smoker's second monograph, Way Out West is now available.
The Outback Shop is the Red Dirt Arts wholesale section and contains order forms for goods shown on this web site.
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