Women's Body Design - LOUISE NUMINA : Utopia Aboriginal Art SIZE: 149cm X 97cm
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 Numina 2017
Louise is one of six sisters and three brothers. Louise went to primary school at Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek and later studied at Yirara College in Alice Springs. Her mother is artist Barbara Mbitjana from Stirling Station.
When Louise returned to Stirling Station she worked with a Community Development Program, then in 1981, she was taught to paint by her Aunties, renowned artists Gloria and Kathleen Petyerre.
Louise moved to Darwin in 1995 and studied at Nungalinya College. She then 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.
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