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My Country by Kayannie Denigan

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40cm wide x 80cm high on a thin edge canvas

The 'My Country' series is inspired by my recent trip to Central Australia. Having not visited the country of my ancestors since I was a child, I was struck by the intense shapes, colours and landscapes. When I returned to my home in Canberra, I set to work, trying to use the colours and shapes of my art in new ways. When I look at these paintings I see rocks or mountains, night skies or rivers, desert flowers or stars. They represent my connection to both the Luritja deserts of my Nanna and the Kuku Yalanji beaches and rainforests of my Nanny.