Audrey Brumby

The Brumby family was one of the original families forming Ernabella, settled in 1937.  Audrey’s father Rodney recalls seeing white men for the first time during the early years of the settlement. The Brumby family are from the Pitjantjatjara people and lands and speak the Anangu language. Audrey has been part of the Ernabella art collective and can remember when they were taught batik techniques in the 1980′s as part of a cultural exchange. Some of her work reflects this early experience with a canting. She has been a productive and passionate painter and has displayed work at Tandanya and has a major work installed at the AEU building, Eastwood.

Audrey has a number of techniques and motifs that are part of her traditional culture and includes the traditional dot paint-ing depicting her dreamtime. She is able to paint medicine leaves, a motif that is very important as a record of the healing capacity of plants and the methods of use. She has recently been painting The Devils Marble series where the pattern she creates reflects that marbling of granite around her lands. She paints Bushfires and after the bushfires as yet another style that she features. In addition to her painting she is employed by the Education Department where she illustrates and has published children’s books for indigenous children around Australia. She has a steady and precise hand and consistently demonstrates a flair for colour and movement with her style.

Priscilla Nagamarra Escobar

A young woman from Haast Bluff -Alice Springs. Her language is Luritja. Currently Priscilla lives in the central business district of Adelaide. Her work is collected and sold throughout Australia reflecting her extended commitment to her art that began formally when aged 19.   She is indeed a very accomplished and gifted artist demonstrating traditional themes executed with preciseness , style and confidence. Her use of colour is bold and adventurous as is her country. Her work commands pride of place in any setting and represents sound investment potential as Priscilla is committed to representing and sharing her culture through visual story telling.

Benjamin Miller

A young Aboriginal man from Ceduna, South Australia. Benjamin visited Indigenu in late 2010 asking if they would stock his work. His quiet and calm demeanour impressed and he made a genuine effort to present himself and his work in the most favourable light. He is committed to his work and demonstrates potential to design and execute significant work.Benjamin speaks the language, Wirangu Kokotha-Pitjantjajara and from the tribe Wirangu Kokotha. His use of colour is dynamic and his technique is meticulous demonstrating a steady hand. This painting shows the richness of colour in his lands and landscapes are a common theme for paintings emanating from this region. Being from Ceduna many of the paintings from this region reflects their rich lives harvesting the sea.

 

Nelly Patterson

An Aboriginal woman from Yalata, South Australia. She certainly appreciates the opportunity to sell a piece of work to you. She was born in 1939 and has a lifetime of stories and experiences to share and pass onto younger women of the community. Nelly has an intimate knowledge of the Seven Sisters Story – an epic Tjukurpa (creation) story in which a man, Wati Nyiru chases seven sisters across the whole of Australia, shaping the land as they go.Nelly is new to Indigenu and visited with another artist. She was enroute to do some work in Canberra at a hearing possibly relating to a land right claim so she is a social activist in addition to being a wonderful story teller through her work.

 

 

 

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