Gladys Roberts's - Ngayuku Ngura-My Country
Size: 102cm x 122cm
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Glady's paintings are inspired by the traditional country around Fregon on the *APY Lands. The contemporary interpretation of this vast, energetic and vibrant landscape creates a narrative of landforms and colours. Typical features are the long ridges of low sandhills. Rock-holes - irregular, circular shaped depressions in the rocks - fill with water when it rains. Knowledge of their location was essential to survival in the nomadic times. The sandhills are interspersed by vast, flat plainsof spinifex and native grasses which are criss-crossed by dry creeks lined with river red gum eucalypts. The patchwork effect of the land and the creeks which flood during heavy rain is changeable. The intense 'red' of the earth, however, is enduring. *Anangu Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Lands, far north west of South Australia.