Bush Trip in a Toyota
Wool/acrylic stitch on stretched hessian canvas
|Born in Amata on the APY lands of South Australia, Diane belongs to the Pitantjatjara language and culture group and comes from a family of well known Irrunytju artists. Her mother, Alkawari Dawson painted Kalaya Wati Tjukurpa (Emu Man creation story) which relates to the country of her birth and her father, Nyakul Dawson was a highly regarded cultural man, artist and ngangkari (traditional healer). Diane is a passionate and versatile artist who explores a variety of styles including traditional tjukurpa (ancestral creation stories) passed down by her parents. Diane has recently been exploring landscapes in her own contemporary style, capturing the country around Irruntju community through acrylic, watercolour and sculpture.