Artist : THERESA NOWEE (DECEASED)
Title : Tjurnu
Size/Medium : 400 x 300mm: acrylic on linen Painting
Born to artist Brandy Tjungurrayi and Nowee Nangala, Theresa Nowee comes from a lineage of fine painters. Executed within Theresa’s fine dotting and subtle color movements, she paints her mother’s country located near Balgo Community. Reflecting the landscape, she depicts Tjurnu a sacred rock hole surrounded by the various realms of the landscape. These different features of country include the spinifex grasses, desert trees as well as readily found bush-tucker – pura (bush tomatoes), kantijilyi (raisins) and the delicious blackberries. In this unique painting, Theresa paints the landscape which is both culturally and physically important to human life.