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Rodney Simpson
Birth Place: Griffiths Born 1969 at Griffith NSW of a Wiradjuri mother and a Yorta Yorta father. Background: He attended school in Griffith until leaving to go fruit picking with his Grandfather. He worked for the Griffith City Council for one and half years before leaving to join the NSW Government Railways and stayed there for 14 years before being made redundant.
Rodney had an arts practice as a young man and has only recently returned to seriously practicing his art since 2014. He bases his work on his own life and is currently working on a series based on his years travelling witht he Railways. It is contemporary but grounded in his Wiradjuri culture. The medium he likes to work with is wood, both 2D and 3D. For 2D works he cuts into ply board and then uses stain rather than paint to allow the wood grain to show through. He limites his colours to four.