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First Rains

Emily Rose


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    Acrylic and Oil paint on canvas

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“The sun has tired of scorching the soil and a dewy dusk is falling. The first rains are coming, and so will the bush medicine and nourishment they bring to the land and our people.”

Revealed 2023 Artist Emily Rose

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“Growing up, I can't remember a time when I wasn’t exposed to art. Both my mum and nan, who are celebrated Aboriginal artists/authors, are constantly telling the stories of our culture and family history through their art. I am humbled by the wisdom of my ancestors, scarring a tree as a means to carry a baby; or travel down stream. These scar trees are a direct link to our ancestors. It is imperative that we treat them as sacred—as they did—to avoid any more missing links in our connection to place.”

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