Women’s Ceremony, 2021


  • 90cm x 121cm
  • 2021
  • Acrylic on Linen
  • Catalog No: 11753-21

Body paint woman wear for ceremony, Coniston Way, woman and children wear for ceremony, open ceremony. They put these marks on their shoulders for Inma (dance). Stories come from my Country, old Coniston camp, west of Coniston Station, like Witchetty Grub Dreaming.

Woman paint each other up, and then dance together. Everybody happy. It’s hot, summer time. Close to Coniston. I was born on that Country. Old Coniston Camp, but old people are all finished up now, so noone lives there, no outstation, nothing. Everyone lives at Yuelamu (Mt Allan Community). My mother, my father, all finished now.