Published: Sydney, NSW
Studio: Rousel Screenprints Sydney, NSW
Nancy was born in the bush at Buffalo Hole, Ngarrgooroon (Texas Downs) and grew up and worked on Texas Downs Station, along with many of her family members. The Kitja people who were born and/or worked on Texas Downs are among the most noteworthy of the Ochre Artists, including Queenie McKenzie, Hector Jandany, Nancy’s brother Churchill Cann, Katie Cox, Betty Carrington and Patrick Mung Mung. Nancy’s son Mark Nodea and her niece (Churchill’s daughter) Charlene Carrington are two of the most talented ochre artists the Kimberley region has produced.
According to Gija mythology, in the Dreamtime the Eaglehawk flew from the bottom camp at Warmun to the top of the hills and pecked at Kangaroo until fat came out. The circle represents the fat and it can be seen today on the hills as a white patch near the top of the peak.Share