This image is of Judy Napangardi Watson painting one of her iconic Mina Mina Dreaming stories. Judy works with Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert. The Mina Mina story tells about the women who travel west of Yuendumu to participate in ceremony, gathering bush tucker, painting up, singing and dancing but importantly teaching the young women and girls the important stories that have been passed down for centuries.
This is the country south of Alice Springs heading to Santa Teresa and the Simpson Desert. While arid, this country comes alive in the spring after winter rains, with flowers covering the ground as depicted in Marie Shilling's paintings as shown here. This is also the country of sculptor Johnny Perrurule Young who makes the magnificent kangaroos.
We have just hung an exciting and varied exhibition of works from a variety of regions. Paintings are from the Kimberley. the Pitjantjatjara Lands, Papunya Tula, Borroloola and Tennet Creek In NT and Aurukun in Queensland.
This is a collection of works by renowned and award winning Aboriginal artists as well as some 'un-sung heroes'
It is exciting to present such a variety of beautiful Aboriginal works showcasing the incredible diversity around the country.