Chips Mackinolty

Mackinolty is a Darwin-based artist and writer who has worked for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations over four decades as an advocate, researcher, journalist, artist and graphic designer. Work represented in over 100 group and one person shows over that period.

Has worked as a printmaker since 1969, initially in Sydney, and was a member of the Earthworks Poster Collective (1973-1980).

After a stint in Townsville as a community arts officer (1980-81), worked in the Northern Territory as an Aboriginal Arts advisor in Katherine and Uluru (1981-85); land council field officer, graphic artist and journalist (1985-1990); then as a journalist with Fairfax, Murdoch, ACP and others.

With Therese Ritchie and Peter Cooke ran a graphic arts and research organisation in the 1990s. In the 2000s worked for the NT Government, among other things as a ministerial arts adviser, and then for the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT as a policy worker.

Currently in Sicily, Italy. Continues to exhibit, and work held in private and public in Australia and overseas.