John Sloane is a Wiradjuri/Nygampaa man, born in Lake Cargelligo NSW in 1968. He moved to Menindee at the age of 4 and currently resides in Broken Hill.
John’s interest in art commenced in 1986 when a group visited from the Northern Territory and taught a Group of local Aboriginal people how to make artefacts, bark painting, make and throw spears and the traditional way of life.
John moved into Broken Hill in 1990 and began to study art through the TAFE system where he learnt painting, lino printing and ceramics. In the mid 90’s, John moved to Brisbane where his interest was heightened by attending expos and other events that stimulated his natural artistic talent. Upon his return to Broken Hill, John continued with art through the TAFE system where he focused on woodworking, sculpture and public art.
Today, John continues his art practice with painting both contemporary and traditional styles and wood carving. John has been involved in many artist events including teaching with Thankakali Youth Program, murals, inclusions in filming events, artist in residence and exhibitions.