Acrylic & Ochres on
Canvas, Hand Coiled Pottery
Traditional and Contemporary Stories
Respected Aboriginal Elder, Jim was born in Taree, Clifford James
Ridgeway. He lived on a mission with the Biripi language group.
age of 15 he was an amateur boxer with Les McNabb?s troupe. When asked
why he doesn?t have the broken nose and the cauliflower ears of most
boxers, he laughs, I used to duck.
out of the boxing ring and become a country and western singer.
Something of a star in country music circles Jim even scored an award
from Nashville. In the late 1970?s he was named top Aboriginal country
and western male vocalist in Australia.
early 1990?s after a serious car accident Jim had to give up his singing
So he took
up Art, he starting with painting, but his preferred medium is potting.
Pottery in Australia, Dec 2000