Women's Body Design (sunset) - LOUISE NUMINA : Utopia Aboriginal Art SIZE: 97 x 154 cm
ARTISTS: Louise Numina
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - Utopia North Central Desert region
TITLE: Women's Body Design
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
“This is awelye body line ceremony painting – it is the woman art painted on the body with the melon and rockholes in the desert – the women they paint each other up for dance and ceremony”
Louise is one of six sisters and three brothers. She went to primary school at Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek. She later studied at Yirara College in Alice Springs. When she returned to Stirling Station she worked with a Community Development Program in 1981 and was taught to paint by her Aunties, renowned artists Gloria and Kathleen Petyerre from Utopia.
Louise moved to Darwin in 1995 where she studied at Nungalinya College and attended Northern Territory University (now CDU) where she gained a diploma in fine arts.
Louise’s work has featured in exhibitions in Darwin and Sydney and her work has been collected internationally by art lovers, institutions and collectors for over 15 years.
See Louise Numina's 'Profile & Collections' page for further information.