Andrea Adamson Tiger - Seven Sisters Dreaming
16 Nov – 22 Dec 2018
Andrea Adamson Tiger has a distinguished artistic family and strong cultural connections to her family homelands around Amata on the APY Lands. Her aunt Rini Tiger and her grandfather Tiger Palpatja are significant painters of the Anangu Creation stories. One of the major Dreaming tracks or songlines on this Country is the Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa. This story forms the basis for many of the paintings by Andrea Adamson.
The Seven Sisters songline crosses traditional Country of many different language groups. At prominent landscape features along the Dreaming track are Creation sites that are celebrated in song and in painting. Andrea creates these landscapes and tells the story of the Seven Sisters as they move from east to west on their journey. Her richly coloured paintings depict the rocky outcrops and the sandhills and rockholes created by the Seven Sisters. These Ancestors are represented in the sky by the Pleiades star constellation which emerges from the horizon every night to make the epic journey.