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2024 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Dena Gower


1966, Boorloo/Perth

Lives and works

Rubibi, Broome

Dena was born on Balladong and Wadjuk Country and grew up on Wilman Country in Narrogin. Here she spent time learning from her elders and visually recording this knowledge in her art, teaching herself how to paint with acrylics on canvas. Dena married into Yawuru family and moved to Rubibi, Broome with her family in 2022 and joined Nagula Jarndu to continue her art practice and connect with like minded women. She has quickly created a portfolio of carved ‘blocks’ to print from and is continuously producing new imagery to create her prints. Dena’s printing style is very loose and joyous and her work speaks to her happy disposition and the generous spirit she brings to the art centre each day. She tells stories about important aspects of her time growing up on Noongar Wadjuk in Narrogin. She is particulalry drawn to the animals and plants from her country and the spiritual connections between all living forms.

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