Louise Numina Napanangka

Louise paints bush medicine stories and bushtucker themes from her ancestral country.

 

Bush Medicine Leaves by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017304  |  acrylic on canvas  |  148 x 99 cm

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Spinifex by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Spinifex

Jap 017305  |  acrylic on canvas  |  146 x 99 cm

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Water Dreaming by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 016429  |  acrylic on canvas  |  147 x 94 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017306  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 98 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017071  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 97 cm

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Thorny Lizard Dreaming by Caroline Numina

Caroline Numina  |  Thorny Lizard Dreaming

Jap 016416  |  acrylic on canvas  |  137 x 93 cm

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My Country – Leaves & Seeds by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  My Country – Leaves & Seeds

Jap 017315  |  acrylic on linen  |  143 x 131 cm

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Water Dreaming by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 016428  |  acrylic on canvas  |  146 x 94 cm

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Mountain Devil Lizard by Caroline Numina

Caroline Numina  |  Mountain Devil Lizard

Jap 017311  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 98 cm

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Awelye Bush Melon Seeds by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Awelye Bush Melon Seeds

Jap 017312  |  acrylic on canvas  |  146 x 98 cm

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Mountain Devil Lizard by Caroline Numina

Caroline Numina  |  Mountain Devil Lizard

Jap 017309  |  acrylic on canvas  |  143 x 69 cm

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Awelye Bush Melon Seeds by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Awelye Bush Melon Seeds

Jap 017313  |  acrylic on canvas  |  149 x 100 cm

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Thorny Lizard Dreaming by Caroline Numina

Caroline Numina  |  Thorny Lizard Dreaming

Jap 016269  |  acrylic on canvas  |  143 x 93 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017314  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 100 cm

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Louise Numina Napanangka is an Anmatyerre artist from Ti Tree, 190km North of Alice Springs in Central Australia. She grew up on Stirling Station, south of Tennant Creek. She learned to paint from her famous aunts, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, and from Minnie Pwerle.

Louise began painting in 1981 and later in 1995 moved to Darwin with her family. She shares her painting heritage with her five sisters – Lanita Numina, Jacinta, Caroline, Selina and Sharon Numina, all of whom are experienced artists. Louise draws on the ceremonies and stories from women’s law which have a shared theme – the role food gathering and the sourcing of bush medicine.

In her paintings Louise pays homage to the spirit of the various bush tucker plants. The transformation of the land means new growth and regeneration, and so the renewal of bush tucker is important for survival. The brush strokes, in warm colours, overlap and weave to create a swaying effect in Louise’s medicine leaves, which are collected to treat various ailments and wounds. Louise has participated in several exhibitions at Japingka Gallery along with her sister artists.