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Joy Nakamarra is an established Australian artist. Joy Nakamarra paintings are very beautiful, combine traditional dots and subtle brush marks. Joy Nakamarra has a long-established style of painting using vibrant colours. Joy Nakamarra distinctive designs are based on her family Dreaming stories. These Dreamings have been handed down to her by Joy Nakamarra ancestors. Joy distinctive painting style is based on Dreamings of collecting food, an important aspect of "women's business" and ceremony of the "bush tucker". Joy Nakamarra mostly paints Dreamings about collecting and gathering of bush tucker and women’s ceremonies. Joy pays particular attention to details, her mysterious designs has earned her much acclaim. Joy Nakamarra artworks have been extensively exhibited and collected. Joy work is represented in many private collections throughout Australia and Europe.

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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Honey Ants II
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board
Dimensions: 76 46 cm
Framed: 106 x 76 cm
Price: $1100
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Honey Ants
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board

Dimensions: 85 x 45 cm
Framed: 115 x 75 cm

Price: $1100
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Bush Onions
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board
Dimensions: 73 x 43 cm
Framed: 103 x 73 cm

Price: $1100
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Bush Tomatoes
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board

Dimensions: 72 x 43 cm
Framed: 102 x 73 cm

Price: $1100
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra

Title: Women Dreaming
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board

Dimensions: 75 x 45 cm
Framed: 105 x 75 cm
 Price: $950 Buy Now  Enquire

Artist: Joy Nakamarra

Title: Women Ceremony
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board
Dimensions: 75 x 45 cm
Framed: 105 x 75 cm

 Price: $650
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Abundance and
Fertility
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board
Dimensions: 72 x 43 cm
Framed: 102 x 73 cm

Price: $950
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Witchetty Grubs
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board

Dimensions: 86 x 45 cm
Framed: 116 x 75 cm
Price: $750
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Joy Nakamarra Biography

Born around 1956, Joy Nakamarra is an established Australian artist, her work is represented in many private collections throughout Australia and Europe.

Joy Nakamarra is an established Australian artist. Joy Nakamarra has a long-established distinctive style of painting. Joy Nakamarra works often combine traditional dots and subtle brush marks.

Joy Nakamarra designs are based on her family Dreaming stories. These Dreamings have been handed down to her by Joy Nakamarra ancestors.

Joy distinctive painting style is based on Dreamings of collecting food, an important aspect of "women's business" and ceremony of the "bush tucker". Joy Nakamarra mostly paints Dreamings about collecting and gathering of bush tucker and women’s ceremonies.

Joy pays particular attention to details, her mysterious designs has earned her much acclaim. Joy Nakamarra artworks have been extensively exhibited and collected.

Joy work is represented in many private collections throughout Australia and Europe.  Joy Nakamarra Dreaming include: Collecting Bush Tomato and Tracking kangaroo, Collecting Bush Berries and Sultanas, Collecting Bush Potato, Beans and Water, Bush onions, Title: Honey Ants and Women's Dreaming.

Joy has a very distinctive painting style with designs based on her family dreaming collecting food, an important aspect of "women's business" and ceremony of the "bush tucker".

Joy Nakamarra Dreaming include:

Collecting Bush Tomato

Tracking kangaroo

Collecting Bush Berries and Sultanas

Collecting Sultanas

Collecting Eggs

Collecting Bush Potato

Beans and Water

Bush onions

Honey Ants

Women's Dreaming

Each Dreaming include songs, ceremonial dances and rituals creating unique beliefs that the Aboriginal people live by. All stories and beliefs are related to the land and thus the land is great importance to them.

The land is the keeper of the stories and must be kept safe for all time so that the stories, which are told in paintings, can be preserved.

In modern representation is the sacred aspect of painting is not always completely revealed but the meaning, transmitted through symbols remains, and can be understood.

Each family owns a special area of land and must protect sacred sites representing their personal totems Dreamtime spirits.

People travel long distances from all directions to participate in the initiation ceremonies and to educate the young. The journey could last days or several months and women hunt and collect food during the voyage.

 

COLLECTIONS

represented in private collectors in Australia and around the world

 

Source and REFERENCES

Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994

The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000

Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia dictionary of biographies Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004)

Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database;  Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs

 

Dreamtime

Aboriginal people inherit stories called “Dreamings”.  Each story may include songs, ceremonial dances and rituals creating unique beliefs that the Aboriginal people live by.

All stories and beliefs are related to the land and thus the land is great importance to them.

The land is the keeper of the stories and must be kept safe for all time so that the stories, which are told in paintings, can be preserved.

In modern representation is the sacred aspect of painting is not always completely revealed but the meaning, transmitted through symbols remains, and can be understood.

Aboriginal people believe that the Universe was created by spirits (mystical beings) setting the blueprint for all time the way human may govern their conduct.

The spirits gathered their food, dug for water, performing ceremonies as the Aboriginal do it today but the landscape stay unchanged.

During the Creation Time spirits shaped all the landscape; hills and water holes and given humans all the sacred laws.

That time was known as “Dreamtime” and it came to the end and their ancestor changed into landscape, they turn into a rock or mountain range, an isolated hill, river or even trees arose to mark the place.

Aboriginal people look upon these spirits creators as ancestors.

Aboriginal believe in an existing connection to their ancestor spirit and to the land. They are spiritual biological beings appreciative of the fragility of the nature and making an effort to live in harmony with the environment.

Since every Aboriginal descent of the mythical beings of the “Dreamtime” each person is linked by myth and tribal relationship with the landscape, the rocks and watercourses, and everything else in his tribal country.

Aboriginal Philosophy of life

The philosophy of life, known as Dreamtime (Tjurrkurpa) is based on tradition conceived by totemic ancestors. Men and women believe to be direct descendants in spirit of “mythical architects” who created the land and different totems; kangaroo, Emu, turkey, lizards and the land in which they live. Aboriginal feel special affinity with their related totem animal species.

It is believed that sacred ceremonies have to be re-enacted on a regular basis to maintain the animal species and ensure survival of the humans. 

Each family owns a special area of land and must protect sacred sites representing their personal totems Dreamtime spirits. People travel long distances from all directions to participate in the initiation ceremonies and to educate the young. The journey could last days or several months and women hunt and collect food during the voyage.

In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men came from the rockhole site of Yunula west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. They travelled east to Kiwikurra and then further east passing through Pinari and onto Warlukurlangu, south-east of the Yuendumu Community. The four arcs represent men who were hit by hail-stones and are sitting recovering.

Aboriginal Secret language

A concentric circle represents a waterhole or a meeting place.

An oval shape symbolize a coolamon which is a wooden bowl used to carry food, water and even babies.

Didgeridoo originated from a northern part of Australia and it is a musical instrument producing profound and remarkable rhythmic sound. It is made from a hollow small tree or a branch of a tree eaten out by termites.

Music sticks comprise of a pair wooden sticks and used in ceremonies as a common drumming instrument to keep the rhythm of the song and dance and to accompany the didgeridoo.

Boomerang are made of mulga-wood and often used by men as a music drumming instrument for ceremonies, there are some variation in length and thickness.

Returning boomerangs are mainly found in lake and swamp areas used traditionally by men to scare birds from water ways into pre-nests.

Digging sticks are simple hardwood sticks with sharpen and fired harden point mainly used by women for digging water, lizards, rabbits, witchetty grubs and edible roots

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