Ngayku babis yinya – My Nannys Country by Kayannie Denigan
Kayannie is fascinated by the bush tomatoes of her Nanna’s country. In this painting, she explored for the first time the curves of the plants using unexpected contemporary colours. This piece was a finalist in the 2019 Agendo Art Exhibition and Prize.
Find more of Kayannie’s works in the current Exhibition at our Canberra Art Gallery.
About the Artist
Kayannie Denigan is a Luritja Artist based in Canberra.
She grew up in the remote Cape York community of Hope Vale and has strong connections the community and its peoples.
She is recognised as part of the Bagarrmuguwarra and Kuku Yalanji nations and as a Traditional Owner of that country.
Kayannie’s works predominantly in acrylic on canvas and her painting style was passed down to her from her grandmothers and utilises the iconic dots of Central Desert art.
Kayannie was a 2019 Finalist and acquired artist—Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Toowoomba Qld, 2019 Finalist—Agendo Art Award, Camberwell Grammar School, Melbourne Vic, 2016 Winner—Cliftons Art Prize, Canberra ACT, 2016 Finalist—Inner North Art Prize, Canberra ACT, and a 2016 Finalist—Goulburn Art Award, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn NSW
Her works are included in the Cliftons Art Collection, Canberra ACT, and the Collection of the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba Qld.