Gloria Napangardi Gill


Originating from Western Australia, Aboriginal artist Gloria Napangardi Gill (b. 1975) grew up in the desert areas, immersed in the traditional Aboriginal stories that accompany life in the Australian bush. Gill’s paintings often depict the ‘Dreamings’ her grandfather used to tell her that would relate back to his native bush country known as Lappi Lappi. The site of Lappi Lappi itself features a rock hole marking a permanent source of water, surrounded by country rich in bush tucker. The Dreamings Gill portrays therefore recount the wonder of features pertaining to the land, as well as the plants and animals that live there.