Euphemia Bostock is a proud Bundjalung-Mununjali woman and Elder. Affectionately known as ‘Phemie’, she has worked across many mediums including textile, printmaking, design and sculpture from the early 1960s.
The ‘Possum Skin’ textile was collected by the National Gallery of Australia in 1988 and was exhibited in the New Indigenous Gallery, which opened in 2011.
As a sculptor, Phemie has collaborated with sculptor, Ms Jan Shaw, who was initially her teacher at the Sculptor Society 40 years ago. Their work “Warawara Friendship Stone” was commissioned by Macquarie University for their Sculpture Garden.
Phemie has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. She is currently the Chairperson at Boomalli and is continuing to create inspiring works. Her long history of creating images ranges from travelling to Paris in 1987, as a textile and fashion designer, to having her work reproduced by Australia Post in 1999 for the Design Australia Stamp Series.
In 2023 Phemie exhibited in the JAALA biennial exhibition “Durangen” in Japan. The exhibition included work by six senior women artists from the Bundjalung Nation, and was curated by Artist, Jenny Fraser.