My Country Canvas Print


My Country

This painting is a close up of the ground that the Artist walked over on country, while on the way to her sacred site.

Frame:  Oak

Size: 60 x 85cm approx

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About the Artist, Ryhia Dank, in her own words:

I am Gudanji/Wakaja and I grew up in a remote community in the Northern Territory. I am also my dad’s daughter so I have English/Irish and Spanish/Austrian heritage and went surfing on the Gold Coast with my paternal grandparents at holiday time too. It is all important, it has all contributed to who I am.

My painting is storywork. Gudanji/Wakaja people told stories through pattern and design and that is what I am doing. I call my storying Nardurna. It means woman in my language. For Gudanji, our big story is about three women who came from the ocean near Ngukurr in the Gulf of Carpentaria. They travelled a long way and then created our place, the hills and fresh water Country.  I am linked to that story and it links me to my place because as my granny said,

Ngurruwani Gudanji-marndi maga guda gurijba iligirra gamamjani

(Gudanji people are from the fresh water and hill country)

The three lines on my brand are to acknowledge those three women who made our place and then made us, I use colours from a range of palettes to reflect who I am. My name is Ryhia Dank, I am a contemporary Aboriginal woman who grew up in a remote community and lives in modern Australia. My skin colour does not define me rather, my history, family and our experiences inform my identity.

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