Joy Nakamarra [c1959]

Joy Nakamarra has a very distinctive and detailed style of painting. Her works often combine areas of traditional dots, detailed characterisations and more general brush marks. Her designs are based on dreaming stories, mainly focused around the collecting and gathering of bush tucker and women’s ceremonies. These Dreamings have been handed down to her by her ancestors. Her uncanny sense of design and attention to detail, usually in a compact space, have earned her much acclaim, and as such, her works have been extensively exhibited and collected.