Vale First Nations Elder and artist

A founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative has died, leaving an important legacy.
Euphemia Bostock. ‘Possum Skin’, 1987 (detail). Pigment screen print on cotton. Image: Supplied. A sandy yellow on black background pattern featuring lines and circles.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains the name and photo of a person who has died.

Proud Bundjalung Mununjali woman, Elder, artist and founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Euphemia (Phemie) Bostock has died aged 88.

The news was shared by Boomalli in an email on 20 June, which also detailed Bostock’s life and accomplishments.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne and was most recently engaged in consultation for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and ArtsGen. Instagram @lleizy_