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2024 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Roni Kerley

Art centre


1978, Wyndham

Lives and works


Roni Kerley is a Menang Nduja Noongar woman currently living in Geraldton. Roni was born in Wyndham but spent most her childhood in Port Hedland, before moving to Geraldton as teenager. Roni comes from a very creative family, so it was only time before she became inspired and followed this path herself.

Roni first started experimenting with writing poetry in her later teens, then with painting whilst raising her children. Roni favours 3D work such as weaving, installations and public art, specifically street art. Roni draws on her love of her family, culture and current issues impacting Aboriginal people in Australia as her inspiration for her work.

Having worked primarily in various government roles full time, as well as raising a family, she is only now finding the time to explore her arts passion since becoming immersed in the arts world. Roni has had artwork involved in exhibitions such as, the 1947 Referendum, stories in stitches, as well as being selected twice for the Annual Revealed Emerging artist exhibition. Roni continues to create artworks on acrylic on canvas in the comfort of her home.

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Western Australia