Story: This painting depicts the story My Country Atnangkerre: Three Stories, Three Songlines & One Country Atnangkerre and features the stories of the Bush Medicine Leaves, Body Painting designs (Awelye) and Bush Yams on one country Atnangkerre.
Region: Utopia, Central Desert
Language Bloc: Arandic
Languages: Anmatyerre, Kayte, Alyawarra, English
Jacinta Numina was born at Stirling Station, Central Australia in 1965 and is niece to the world acclaimed Petyarre sisters from Utopia. In the early eighties she started painting with a group of lady elders from the Utopia region. The central theme of her artwork relates to her knowledge of the Anmatyerre (Women`s) Law and her country. In 1996, Jacinta moved to Darwin to formally study art at Charles Darwin University and completed her Associate Degree in Art and Design in 2003. The next year saw Jacinta complete her traineeship in printmaking and was then appointed as a fulltime printmaker at Northern Editions, she currently works with the NT Government. Jacinta mainly paints on canvas, but she has also painted artifacts such as shields, coolamons and didgeridoos.