Indigenous Art Gallery

I would like to acknowledge that my art respects the power of the ancestral beings, expresses individual and group identity, and the relationship between people and the land.

My artwork moves away from traditional dot painting and reflects truths about aboriginal culture. A crucial factor in aboriginal culture is the transmission of myths and symbolism.

Tasmanian Blackwood often portrays mythical beings within its grain, a natural phenomenon of the wood. Therefore, painting on Tasmanian Blackwood encourages this transmission because of the beautiful grain which is released when varnished.

My husband Neil, mills the Blackwood timber from our 350 acre property near St Helens in Tasmania. He resurrects dead Blackwood trees and turns them into a truly beautiful sculptural piece. After using acrylics to paint the wood, each piece is then varnished several times to enhance the natural grain of the Blackwood.

Forged metal hangers are created individually by Neil for each unique and collectable piece of art. Painting the Aboriginal image on Tasmania Blackwood creates a cultural connection with our mother the earth.

The Blackwood manifests a hologram effect transcending time and place. Each piece is branded with a number on the back and signed by the artist.

I have had a long painting career which l intermingle with my teaching career. l was fortunate to be shown in several prestigious Aboriginal art galleries because of my indigenous heritage. Unfortunately some of these galleries have closed because of the pandemic.

However, I look forward to opening an online shop for my Indigenous Artwork to be on sale in the near future.

The Burbung Ceremony

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.


This young Burai has been in a ceremony as a prelude to his initiation.

My Ancestor Myself’

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

By digging into the earth, he reconnects to himself gaining strength and wisdom to be retold to his mob.

Rain Cave & The Water Dragon

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

‘The Rain Cave’ painting relates to aborigines believing that the goanna spirit –Dirawong- would help them in times of drought.

My Little Sister - My Minhi’

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

The sparkly white dress symbolises respect for our ancestral beings and the use of Australian Aboriginal astronomy.

My Land My Tracts

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.


Sold Artlandish Gallery.

Tracts

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

Aborigines had their own territories for hunting and trading as depicted by the patterning in this painting.

My Mother, Myself

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

The earth is our mother our land is where we come from and where we belong.

Sold Pieces Gallery St Helens.

Our Land

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

The earth is our mother our land is where we come from and where we belong.

Sold Pieces Gallery St Helens.

Warrior

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

Ceremonial paint and shield with fighting boomerangs were used by aborigines in tribal wars.

The Ceremony

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

Ceremonial practises were always accompanied by adornment. Bodies were painted to gain power from the ancestral beings.

My Dreaming, Ancestral Beings

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

Aborigines are very spiritual and superstitious.

Burbung

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

A Burbung is a ceremony where friendly neighbouring Aboriginal would gather to celebrate boy’s transitions to manhood.