ARTIST: Jhana Gray
I am a Jirrbal/ kuku yalanji woman with a passion for creating contemporary Indigenous artwork. My artworks are a representation of our past and future Indigenous people as well as our long lasting culture. I use a combination of traditional colours mixed with bright contemporary colours. The bright colours are used to represent the diverse new generations and the future of our on-going culture. The traditional colours are used to represent the land, our people and our traditions being carried on.
STORY: This painting, 'Our Connection’ , represents the connection between Indigenous People of Australia and the land and water, that continues to this day. Through protecting and balancing the resources that the land and water have to offer, they in return provide the essentials we need to survive.
ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE.