Known to most people as “Charlie”, Noel was born in Casino in 1973. Hi is Bundjalung on his fathers side and Githibul on his mothers line. Charlie is related to a huge family within the Bundjalung nation. He has been painting for over 20 years.
Charlie works at the Jambama Aboriginal studio and gallery in Casino. He is the teacher and mentor for young people who frequent the gallery. He has worked fro ACE college as an art teacher at the Balunda Correctional facility. Charlie is a gentle man with natural ability to relate to young people.
Charlie is and excellent painter who continuously explores new styles. He won the prestigious Bentley prize in 2013 and 2013. He is a man of outstanding character. He loves art, music and of course football.