My Grandmothers Country by Denise Ngwarraye Bonney (b. 1968, Lake Nash, NT) - 2019 | Michael Reid Gallery

Denise Ngwarraye Bonney (b. 1968, Lake Nash, NT)
My Grandmothers Country, 2019

acrylic on linen
91 x 61 cm
A $2,000

Catalogue No. 444-19
Location: Sydney

“This is my Mothers Mothers country, out near Canteen Creek, we go hunting for wild onions, goannas, echidnas and sugar bag honey in the trees. I like to hunt in my country, there is water all year round even if it look dry, we follow the bird tracks to know where to dig and then we find water. This painting is after rain, many grasses are out, but the riverbed is still sandy.”

Denise has been painting for over ten years. She enjoys painting, along with her daughters and mother, Eileen Bonney, a senior member of Artists of Ampilatwatja.

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