A beautiful 'Leaves on the Ground' painting by Gloria, that is simply spellbinding.
MB054301 by Lizzie Moss Pwerle
Selina paints a superb landscape depicting her and her family's country Antarrengeny in Utopia region. Selina painted this in 2019.
This painting is an extraordinary composition by 90 year old Molly. It is representative of the native Anemangkerr (Bush Melon) Dreamtime story. Molly painted this large piece in 2019 in her homelands of Utopia.
The lines in this painting represent the making of spears from branches of the Mulga Tree. Yellow represents the wood in its raw state, black mrepresents after the wood has been fire hardened (photograph of Lindsay doing this is available), and red represents the wood once red ochre has been rubbed into it. Lindsay painted this artwork on Belgium linen in 2001.
Barbara paints an incredible piece depicting the story of the Creation of her Mother's Country. The underlying markings show significant sites of Creation times. Forms of secrecy in aboriginal life are sacred. The splashes of paint indicate that all cannot be told or shown. Barbara painted this artwork in 2006.
The Anwekety (Conkerberry) is one of Polly's totems and this is a representation of that Dreamtime story. Polly paints many dots using different colours to represent the various stages of ripening of the Anwekety. This artwork was painted 2006 in Polly's homeland of Utopia, Central Australia.
Lena does not paint a Dreamtime story in this artwork. The circles represent soakages (small water holes) which were water sources for her family and herself when she was a little girl. She has told us in more recent years that they are all dried up now. Lena painted this piece of art in 2017.
This Dreamtime painting comprises stories of the Ahakeye (Bush Plum), the Utnea (Carpet Snake) and, in Lindsay's words, 'Might be that caterpillar grub' which is found in the Bush Plum tree. It also displays mythological song lines associated with this Dreaming. Lindsay painted this artwork back in 2008.
Glady paints a Dreamtime story about her Conkerberry totem. Painted in her homelands at Camel Camp in the Utopia Region in 2007.
Nancy was such a lovely person and loved to tell the Dreamtime stories about this little gentle lizard, Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard). This painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony) in relation to it. She painted this one back in 2007.
Susan has used an abundance of fine dotwork and brush strokes to showcase the beauty of her country, Arawerre, and in particular the Sugarbag (Native Honey) plant.
Mary loved to use pinks and other bright colours when depicting her Awelye (Women's Ceremony) paintings.
Kylie uses beautiful fine dot work in this painting to represent the Dreamtime story of Lyaw that belongs to her country, Irrweltye.
Barbara uses a soft palette colour in this piece and depicts the story of Creation in the underlying markings of the painting.
Elizabeth has a lovely, happy disposition and loves to paint her Ahakeye Dreamtime story. Her paintings always have so much movement in them, especially when viewing from a distance.
A gentle soul, Greeny was a high ranking tribal elder of his country. His paintings appeared to reflect his unpretentious personality - quietly unassuming but with that feeling of endurance and respect.
This painting uses a softer palette than Lena's usual brighter colours but still produces a gorgeous visual of her country and the soakages within it.
Using fine brush strokes, Sarah has painted an amazing piece in which she has merged all of her Dreamtime stories.
Using the more traditional colours of reds and ochres, Barbara has depicted the Creation of her Mother's Country. The underlying markings are the representation of significant sites and dancing tracks.
Red, white and yellow dots are used by Polly to depict her Dreamtime story of the Anwekety, otherwise known as the conkerberry or bush plum.
With the use of overlapping brush strokes, Barbara has painted a beautiful piece depicting Grass Seeds that are found throughout her country.
An incredible painting by Minnie who has shared the story of Awelye (Women's Ceremony) through this piece.
The fine use of dot work by Susan has created an incredible piece of art that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated.
Feeling hot? Minnie's use of all red in this piece helps bring to life the heat and colour of the land in her country, Atnwengerrp.
With the use of a softer palette, Minnie brings to life the colour of the desert and it's plant life after rain.
Painted over 18 years ago, this piece of art is an earlier creation of Barbara's Grass Seed dreaming.
Lily has painted a gorgeous pattern style piece using fine brush strokes. She has illustrated her Dreamtime story of the Ilyarnayt (Acacia flower).
An incredible piece of art that depicts Anna's country, Alhalkere. Within this painting you can see the dry riverbeds that flow through the land and the hills and open spaces that make up this beautiful part of the world.
Greeny paints the Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) which are similar to a long, thin sweet potato, that the Aboriginal people eat either raw or cooked. He depicts these with the long brush strokes, and the dot work represents the seeds of the plant.
Living in a humpy in her country of Atnwengerrp, Molly continues to sit with the other ladies and paint her beautiful works.
A story of Creation, Barbara uses traditional colours to show how her Mother's Country came to be, with all it's significant sites and dancing tracks.
Minnie has used bright, bold colours to represent her Dreamtime story of Awelye (Women's Ceremony). The passion she must have felt for this ceremony comes across in the strength of this piece.
An extraordinary painting by Susan. Many fine dots ad brush strokes have gone into this painting to create the visual of flowers in the desert.
An older piece by Lena, she has used the traditional ochre colours to paint the ceremonial designs used in Awelye (Women's Ceremony).
A new piece just in by Molly, she has deviated from her usual bright array of colours and created this incredible piece in the more earthy tones.
In this painting Barbara paints the Anthep which means women's dance. The women paint their bodies, dance, sing and pay homage to their country.
Gloria paints another Leaves design, this time with wider, bolder leaves in the colours of autumn.
Teresa is the daughter of Barbara Weir and granddaughter to Minnie Pwerle. She uses dot work to create a visual of her Grandmother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia region.
Polly paints the story of a small black berry that is found in her country of Ahalpere in Utopia. These only grow on the plants for a few weeks every year.