Rona Charles

Born: 19/03/1969

Clan: Willinggin/Nyikina

Rona Charles is an artist, ranger and conservation consultant based in the Yumurlun (Pandanus Park) Community near Mowanjum.

She is a community leader, teaching young people traditional Junba dance and stories, as well as how these practices relate to country. Rona is a research assistant on the ARC funded project 'Strategies for Preserving and Sustaining Aboriginal Song and Dance in the Modern World’ with Sally Treloyn. She presenting on this project at the Foundation for endangered Languages conference at Carleton University in Canada.

Rona's painting is informed by her field and research work. Painting only with ornmul (ochre) her painting style is reminiscent of the textures of her ancestors cave paintings.