Dianne Hodgson was born on the 1st January 1947 in Mataranka, near Katherine. Her mother’s country is by Mataranka and her father’s country is just outside Peppimenarti, up on the Moyle River.
Dianne moved from Mataranka to Peppimenarti when she was an adult, where she raised her family.
Dianne started painting in 2003. Although she has become known for her weaving and dot body painting designs, Dianne predominantly paints her mother and father’s country. From her mother’s country she paints a big cave that she remembers, and from her father’s country she depicts the trees by the Moyle River.
Dianne’s work has been exhibited in Darwin and Sydney and she was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Togart Art Awards.
2014 Durrmu Arts, Marshall Arts, SA
2014 Durrmu Arts, Outstation Gallery, NT
2013 Togart Art Award, Finalist, NT
2013 Katherine Prize, NT
2013 ReGeneration, McCulloch & McCulloch, VIC
2012 Nomad Art, NT
2009 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
2007 Peppimenarti Open Day