Paintings from the Numina Sisters

Gallery 2

3 April – 8 May 2020

 

Bush Medicine Leaves by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017304  |  acrylic on canvas  |  148 x 99 cm

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Bush Seeds – My Country by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Bush Seeds – My Country

Jap 017073  |  acrylic on canvas  |  153 x 98 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 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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Bush Plum – Seeds & Leaves by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Bush Plum – Seeds & Leaves

Jap 017308  |  acrylic on linen  |  157 x 144 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 016423  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 98 cm

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My Country – Bush Medicine by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  My Country – Bush Medicine

Jap 016271  |  acrylic on canvas  |  144 x 98 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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Thorny Lizard Dreaming by Caroline Numina

Caroline Numina  |  Thorny Lizard Dreaming

Jap 016415  |  acrylic on canvas  |  142 x 94 cm

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Emu Dreaming by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Emu Dreaming

Jap 016421  |  acrylic on canvas  |  98 x 90 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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Bush Medicine Leaves by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017314  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 100 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017072  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 97 cm

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My Country – Leaves & Seeds by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  My Country – Leaves & Seeds

Jap 017310  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 117 cm

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Bush Seeds – My Country by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Bush Seeds – My Country

Jap 016420  |  acrylic on canvas  |  144 x 96 cm

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My Country – Bush Medicine by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  My Country – Bush Medicine

Jap 016273  |  acrylic on canvas  |  145 x 100 cm

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Bush Seeds – My Country by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Bush Seeds – My Country

Jap 016418  |  acrylic on canvas  |  117 x 112 cm

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Dingo Dreaming by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Dingo Dreaming

Jap 015973  |  acrylic on canvas  |  97 x 67 cm

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Seeds -My Country by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Seeds -My Country

Jap 016089  |  acrylic on linen  |  145 x 95 cm

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Emu Dreaming by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Emu Dreaming

Jap 016424  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 97 cm

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Bush Medicine  – My Country by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Bush Medicine – My Country

Jap 016422  |  acrylic on canvas  |  97 x 90 cm

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Dingo Dreaming by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Dingo Dreaming

Jap 015974  |  acrylic on canvas  |  145 x 98 cm

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Five sisters from the talented Numina family of artists have painted aspects of their ancestral country and their cultural ties to the land. Five main stories emerge from the paintings. Bush Seeds – My Country relates to the harvesting of seeds used for making flour and damper, a staple food of traditional life. Seeds were valued and spread around watering places to encourage bountiful growth of native plants. Bush Medicine Leaves refers to the plants harvested for traditional medicine practices, often to boil the leaves in water over the fire.

Water Dreaming relates to the critical knowledge of waterholes, including the Creation stories tied to those places and the way the water sites are linked together by the stories. Dingo Dreaming and Emu Dreaming are the final two of the five stories, related to Creation stories and the role of native fauna in the traditions of Anmatyerre people.

Paintings by the Numina artists, Sharon Numina, Selina, Caroline, Lanita and Louise Numina, will be on display in the gallery and available online. The exhibition runs from 3 April to 8 May 2020.

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