It’s extraordinary how two senior, well respected elders and artists, Nyuju Stumpy Brown, full sister of the late, celebrated artist Rover Thomas can have such diverse styles in interpreting their countrys’ dreaming.

Whereas Rover Thomas painted spare, muted ochre canvasses, Nyuju Stumpy Brown, employs the full kaleidoscope of vibrant, bold, colour that reflects the living desert of her country. In particular, Stumpy uses a striking red hue that honours the traditional use of a special, strong red ochre called Pirlji which is only found in this region. However, like her brother, Rover Thomas, Nyuju Stumpy Brown is represented in the National Gallery and most State and many major private collections.

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