3 stories, 3 songlines (Bush Medicine Leaves, Bush Yams & Body Paintings) & 1 Country Atnangkerre (Awelye)
My stories celebrate the Bush Medicine Leaves, Bush Yams & Body Painting (Awelye) Dreaming depicting Awelye (Women Ceremony) designs by illustrating bold and linear patterns in my work. Like all aspects of Traditional Aboriginal Culture, knowledge of bush medicine, bush yams and body painting has been passed down from generation to generation over thousands of years and is still used today by my people.
Artist Profile: Jacinta Numina was born at Sterling 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 1966, Jacinta moved to Darwin to formally study at Charles Darwin University and completed her Associate Degree in Art and Design in 2003. The next year saw Jacinta complete her traineeships in printmaking and was then appointed as a fulltime printmaker at Northern Editions, she completed works with the NT Government. Jacinta mainly paints on canvas, but she has also painted artifacts such as shields, coolamons and didgeridoos.