Artist Cheryl Oliver
Title Green River Bend
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 80 × 120 cm
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Cheryl Oliver

Cheryl Oliver was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and grew up at Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa). Cheryl’s grandmother and mother were born at Arltunga and were brought to Santa Teresa mission. Cheryl’s father comes from the Undoolya area, east of Mparntwe.

Artist statement

The artists of Keringke Arts use pattern, colour, shape and design to create vibrant paintings that depict sense of Country, culture and self. Various painters have developed this style of painting at Keringke Arts over a twenty-year period, notable for intricate detail and high colour. The shapes and designs may have features common to ancient rock art and petroglyph designs found throughout Eastern Arrernte country. Other motifs reflect sand and body painting designs. Still others may reflect the stories and songs recounting the adventures of the ancestors who first travelled across the vast land making the earth as we know it today. In its contemporary form these designs on the canvas may not be attributed to any particular thing, holding the energy and vitality of the artist’s particular creative experience.