Desert Country-cold time
Block printed silk
Gabriella is a Walmajarri-Nykina woman based in Broome. She has strong connections to her Country and the stories of the old people, and her artwork reflects these connections.
Jila (waterholes) have strong physical, sacred and spiritual importance to Aboriginal people. They are not only a principal source of life in the desert, but are also sacred sites where people meet for physical and spiritual sustenance. The boab tree is an integral part of Kimberley Country and is a tree that provides sustenance and medicine (from the nuts) as well as being important for shelter.