synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
35 x 45 cm
Provenance Artists of Ampilatwatja, NT Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story Doris Elkedra was born out bush, she has no record of where. Her first memories of settlement are as a small girl living and going to school at Ali Curung. Her father was most likely a station hand at Elkedra station. It was common in those days for families to take the surname of the station owners. Doris' inspiration comes from her hunting trips and when she sees the country, the views and all the plants. Her paintings depict bush medicine plants, wild flowers and the plants that have fruits that she sees whilst painting. The region of Ampilatwatja is prolific with flora and the artists are rich with knowledge of their country. â€œThis is the country we go out to when we go hunting. We see bush medicine, and sometimes we come back and paint the bush medicine. We see everything out in the bush.â€ Doris paints her country, helps to keep that country very strong for current and future generations of Alyawarr people. Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so i hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.