Artist Geraldine Nowee
Title Minyurrpa
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 101.6 × 121.9 cm
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Geraldine Nowee

Geraldine Nowee was born at Derby Regional Hospital and is the youngest of five daughters. She began painting in 2002 after watching both her mother and father, the late Brandy Tjungurrayi, a senior lawman and Nowee Nangala (dec) painting and from whom she inherited many Tjukurrpa (Creation lore) stories. Her palette is dominated by the various flowers, seeds and bush tucker that dominate the region at various times of years.

Artist statement

Geraldine Nowee has painted her mother’s country, Minyurrpa, between Jupiter Well and the Canning Stock Route. The various curved lines are the sand dunes in the country, the dots illustrate the abundance of seeds found in the area, and the circles represent the grinding stones, used to grind down the seeds to make bush damper.