Capturing the viewers imagination will create within them curiosity and motivate them to discover more about your art and the stories behind it. This is my goal in the series of black and white paintings, On the Land, which depicts the daily and historical life of my people, Kurtjar, on the Gulf of Carpentaria. So little is known about Indigenous culture on the Gulf, and many people don’t even know where the Gulf is. By painting scenes of contemporary working life, leisure pursuits and important historical themes, I am creating an awareness of our people and their enduring presence and great achievements on their traditional land. These achievements include running and owning the Delta Downs cattle station, one of the largest and the only wholly Indigenous owned and managed cattle station in Australia.
Courtesy of the artist and Katrina Chapman 2014
This artwork is available for sale.