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My country

Ada Beasley
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
90.5 x 120.5 cm
Barkly Regional Arts


I’m going to tell story about my country after the bushfires, when the rain comes and brings back all the bush flowers and bush medicine back again and make it green. This [is] why I do this painting, reminds me when we go hunting after the bush fire and see just black, then it rains and brings flowers back and the trees and the blue skies, and the snappy gum trees up the hill.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

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