Acrylic on found metal oil sump, recycled pram wheels and tent poles
Born in Amata on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of South Australia, Diane belongs to the Pitantjatjara language 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 artist and ngangkari (traditional healer). Diane is a passionate artist who explores a variety of styles including traditional tjukurpa (ancestral creation stories). Diane has recently been exploring landscapes in her own contemporary style, capturing the country around Irruntju Community through acrylic, watercolour and sculpture.