A5 Journal - Grandmother's Country

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This Grandmothers Country Journal is not only a journal, but also a journey through the life of the artists in the Sacred Country collection. As you go through this journal, you will find little surprises throughout; be it Aboriginal stories, quotes of famous artists or Indigenous artworks of the various artists in this collection, as well as imagery that will take you back to the Northern Territory of Australia.

This unique journal represents incredible value and is a true work of art to display on your desk at work or at home.

A delight to use every day to record your thoughts, plans and dreams!

A5 notebook, 78 lined pages - Eco-friendly, FSC certified paper

Full of personal insights and quotes from the artist

Notebook closure elastic to keep your pen or special reminders

Plastic-free packaging. Designed in Australia.

 

Artist and Artwork

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

The Dreamings that Michelle Possum paints come from Yuelamu on her home country at Mt Allan. These include the stories of Seven Sisters Dreaming, Bush Tucker stories including Seed Dreaming, Bush Coconut, Fire Dreaming, Goanna Dreaming, and Grandmother’s Country, many of which she combines together in complex interwoven designs.

Mainly depicting the overview of maps of traditional Country from her family lands, Michelle describes the many important cultural sites she knows well. Her paintings have gained wide popularity partly due to the fact that as we come to understand the iconography, the paintings make fascinating narratives for a western audience. They are populated not only with plants and food resources and waterholes, but also with people sitting in the landscape – men with hunting implements and women with digging sticks and coolamons.

In addition to sacred landmarks and iconography, MIchelle's artwork includes important bush tucker and waterholes, making a meaningful connection to modern kitchens, the source of such provisions.

Michelle Possum was born at Napperby Station, Northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She was taught to paint by her father Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. Clifford is the most renowned painter of the founding group of Papunya artists.

Michelle’s work has a strong connection to her father, family and land. Her paintings can incorporate strong figurative elements as well as important topography relating to her family's country, such as the abundance of food and water.

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Reviewed by Sheila Q.
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Reviewed by Karen W.
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Stunning colours

Colours are even more beautiful than the pic. Really love the words and phrases throughout, such knowledge and wisdom

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