aboriginal artist: Katherine Nakamarra

Katherine has been painting since 1986 and similarities can be seen between her work and the bold style of other Papunya Tula artists, particularly her mother, Walangkura. Striking colours and heavy dot work are used to depict traditional sacred women’s sites in the Kintore area, which is located 250km west of Katherines birthplace.

The concentric circles commonly seen in her paintings represent the important ceremonial sites for Katherine and her ancestors and the connecting lines between the circles are the ancient traveling paths that lead to these sites.