Alan Joshua

Stand-in Director

Alan Joshua JrAlan Joshua, balances his ANKAAA Director role with being a notable artist, and has painted since 1996, selling and exhibiting works through Ngukurr Arts. His paintings reflect his love and understanding of his country. His work is held in Australian and international public and private collections, including the Flinders University Art Collection, South Australia.

Alan has participated in numerous exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, since 2000. In 2007 Alan began using his art as an expression of current social issues facing members of his community. He hopes to use his artwork to raise social awareness about Indigenous issues and to document contemporary Aboriginal history through art for future generations.

As well as his art-related achievements, Alan has a history in community development, and worked for one year as a health worker at the Ngukurr Clinic.

Alan completed Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership Training through the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Canberra in 2009. The same year he represented the ANKAAA board at a two day Business Planning workshop at the Australia Council for the Arts in Sydney.

In 2012 Alan was part of the ANKAAA Art Worker Extension Program, which saw him furthering his arts administration skills over the intensive 9 month training program.


Wandarrang, Marrda , English


Darwin/Katherine, Mangajarra 


Governance & Further Qualifications

  • ANKAAA Director (since 2009)
  • ANKAAA Treasurer (2010 – 2012)
  • Ngukurr Arts, Chairman (2008 – 2012)
  • Ngukurr Arts, Assistant Manager (2008 – 2011)
  • Ngukurr Arts, Director since (2008)
  • ORIC Governance Training for ANKAAA Directors (2008 – 4 Days)
  • Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership Training (2009)