Jacinta Dixon (Partner to artist David Thorpe), an Aboriginal woman from Central Australia (Warramungu & Kaytetye Tribes), who now hails from South Australia, paints the women's stories taught to her by her family. David belongs to both the Yorta Yorta people, and the Gunnai / Kurnai people. His homelands runs along the Murray River in Gippsland Victoria. David is the nephew of Coral Hayes Pananka. He also has ties to the Bung Yarnda ( Lake Tyers ) Coast region. David uses wood from native trees to craft both animal sculptures and didgeridoos in the traditional manner and paints them with beautiful designs. He also carves in the manner taught to him by his grandfather and is an accomplished painter of traditional and modern styles.
Colin was born, Wallaroo, in 1953, ( Nurrunga ) Colin's family was removed from their homeland from the far west of South Australia, to Poonindi and then onto Point Pearce Aboriginal Community on York Peninsula. He has spent considerable time in central Australia in the APY lands and continue his links with community members and extended family from there. He has traveled and worked extensively throughout Australia particularly within Traditional Lands, and is inspired by ancient Traditional Symbols, flora, fauna and the colours and shapes of this grand land....
Joy Petyarre (pitjara) Joy was born in 1962, She is a Anmatyerre speaker. From Utopia, NT.
Stephen Pitjara (Petyarre) is an Aboriginal man from Utopia, South Australia. Utopia is a major art center of renowned reputation. Clearly the skills and techniques have been handed down to Stephen, a father of two young children. He was introduced to Indigenu by Christine Brown from a nearby center. He is partnered with Bernadine, also a painter, and they have both become friends of Indigenu. As a couple they spend time developing their art and are producing working that is inspirational all based on traditional themes. He is true to his culture and his works are reflective of this. He is confident with his work but timid as a person, often characteristic of the people. Indigenu is proud to be associated with. Stephen and his family and looks forward to assisting him raise his artistic profile as his work is truly breathtaking. Stephen's paintings shown below include the "fire rain", "spirit man" and "yam flower" styles.
Justinna comes from Yuendamu, NT and speaks the Walpiri language. Her artwork is highly sought after for it's dramatic black and white dot work depicting the day the big rains came and the associated songs.. The Mina Mina is a place west of Yuendumu, significant to her people who are the custodians of the dreaming that created the area. It describes the journey of a group of selected women who traveled east gathering bush food, collecting Ngalyipi (snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they traveled. She is the custodian of the iconography she creates and tells stories of the day the big rain came and the associated rain songs.
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