New works by Maria Malay

Maria Malay collects ochre from dry creek beds around Bedford Downs, in the east Kimberley, for her paintings. It's her maternal Grandmother's land and spiritually the ochre is an egg from the Rainbow Serpent. Her grandmother Junal was an important figure in the East Kimberley community and considered the keeper of many Kija traditions and the "mother" of the country covering Bedford Downs. Maria is also of Afghan descent; her grandfather is Mahomet Malay, an Afghan camel driver and trader who worked on the Kimberley's early frontier, and her father is Sally Malay (the son of Junal) who was a well known stockman in the 1940s, '50s and '60s and died in 1999.

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Anna Petyarre
Audrey Brumby
Benjamin Miller
Colin Weetra
Coral Hayes Pananka
David Thorpe and Jacinta Dixon
Joy Petyarre
Justinna Sims Naparljari
Lily Kelly Napangardi
Nelly Patterson
Priscilla Nagamarra Escobar
Stephen Pitjara Petyarre
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