Minyma Tjukurla

30.5cm x 40.6cm

A captivating canvas celebrating the enduring bond between the Aboriginal women and their ancestral land

This work by Tjukurla-based artist Deborah Young portrays the practice of gathering bush foods. The dominant circular motifs in this artwork, bordered by dots and nestled amid U-shapes, represent the young and elder women congregating—symbols of communal learning and gathering. These patterns can be seen as metaphorical maps marking the locations of bush tucker and flora surrounding the artist's home of Tjukurla.

The artwork speaks to the sustenance provided by the land, both physical in the form of bush tucker and spiritual through the nurtured bonds between women young and old, and the lessons learned.

Deborah Young
Deborah comes from a family of strong painters.
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