Kathleen Ngala paints the Dreaming – Bush Plum which is a vital source of food and of great importance to the Anmatyerr and Alyawarr people in this Eastern Desert region.

She begins with a dark background and builds up layer upon layer of pinks and purples and overlays these with creams and whites thereby creating a multi-dimensional effect. The over-dotting varies in intensity to reveal the topographical aspects of her country such as claypans, soakages and spinifex mounds.

‘Bush plum – pretty one, pretty one – all over – everywhere.’ – Kathleen Ngala