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Joy Nakamarra born 1956

An ancient culture of 60 thousand years, gave the World its most exciting Contemporary Art

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Joy Nakamarra is an established Australian artist, her skin name is Numina. Joy has a long-established distinctive style of painting and her work has been extensively exhibited.

Joy painting designs are based on her family "Dreaming" stories and ancient traditions that have been handed down by her ancestors. Joy Nakamarra pays great attention to details, using vibrant colors, the artist combines traditional dots and subtle brush marks. Her individual and idiosyncratic style of painting has earned her much artistic acclaim. Joy work is represented in many collections throughout Australia, Europe and the world.

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Artist: Joy Nakamarra

Title: Women Ceremony
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint linen on Board

Image Size: 75 x 45 cm
Framed Size: 105 x 75 cm

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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Abundance
Fertility
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint n linen on Board
Image Size: 72 x 43 cm
Framed Size: 102 x 73 cm

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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Honey Ants (2)
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint linen on Board
Image Size: 76 x 46 cm
Framed Size: 106 x 76 cm
Price: $1,500 
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra

Title: Women Business
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint linen on Board

Image Size: 75 x 45 cm
Framed Size: 105 x 75 cm
 Price: $1,500  
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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Bush Tomatoes
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint linen Board

Image Size: 72 x 43 cm
Framed Size: 102 x 73 cm

Price:
 $1,800  Enquire

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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Bush Onion
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint linen on Board
Image Size: 73 x 43 cm
Framed Size: 103 x 73 cm

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Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Honey Ants (1)
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint linen Board

Image Size: 85 x 45 cm
Framed Size: 115 x 75 cm

Price: $1,800
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An ancient culture of 60 thousand years, gave the World its most exciting Contemporary Art

     
Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Title: Witchetty Grubs
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian linen on Board
Image Size: 86 x 45 cm
Framed Size: 116 x 75 cm
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Ancient Culture of 60,000 years, gave the World its most exciting Contemporary ART

Joy Nakamarra Biography

Born around 1956, Joy Nakamarra is an established Australian artist, her skin name is Numina.

Joy Nakamarra has a long-established distinctive style of painting, she pays great attention to details and her mysterious designs has earned her much acclaim. Her paintings often combine areas of traditional dots and general brush marks.

Her individual style of painting is idiosyncratic from her family “Dreaming” based on the ancient traditions that have been handed down by her ancestors, that is an important aspect of “Women’s Business”.

Joy Nakamarra works have been extensively exhibited and highly collected throughout Australia, Europe and the world.

Joy Nakamarra designs that focused the family “Dreaming” and ceremonies of collecting and gathering the “Bush Tucker” include:

collecting “Bush Tomato”

collecting “Bush Berries”

collecting “Bush Potato”

collecting “Bush Onions”

collecting  “Bush Beans”

collecting “Honey Ants”

collection Water

Women Business Dreaming

and “Tracking kangaroo”

Each Dreaming include songs, ceremonial dances and rituals creating unique beliefs that the Aboriginal people live by. All stories and beliefs are related to the land and thus the land is great importance to them.

The land is the keeper of the stories and must be kept safe for all time so that the stories, which are told in paintings, can be preserved.

In modern representation is the sacred aspect of painting is not always completely revealed but the meaning, transmitted through symbols remains, and can be understood.

Each family owns a special area of land and must protect sacred sites representing their personal totems Dreamtime spirits.

People travel long distances from all directions to participate in the initiation ceremonies and to educate the young. The journey could last days or several months and women hunt and collect food during the voyage.

 

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Joy Nakmarra work is represented in private collectors in Australia and around the world.

 

Dreamtime

Aboriginal people inherit stories called “Dreamings”.  Each story may include songs, ceremonial dances and rituals creating unique beliefs that the Aboriginal people live by.

All stories and beliefs are related to the land and thus the land is great importance to them.

The land is the keeper of the stories and must be kept safe for all time so that the stories, which are told in paintings, can be preserved.

In modern representation is the sacred aspect of painting is not always completely revealed but the meaning, transmitted through symbols remains, and can be understood.

Aboriginal people believe that the Universe was created by spirits (mystical beings) setting the blueprint for all time the way human may govern their conduct.

The spirits gathered their food, dug for water, performing ceremonies as the Aboriginal do it today but the landscape stay unchanged.

During the Creation Time spirits shaped all the landscape; hills and water holes and given humans all the sacred laws.

That time was known as “Dreamtime” and it came to the end and their ancestor changed into landscape, they turn into a rock or mountain range, an isolated hill, river or even trees arose to mark the place.

Aboriginal people look upon these spirits creators as ancestors.

Aboriginal believe in an existing connection to their ancestor spirit and to the land. They are spiritual biological beings appreciative of the fragility of the nature and making an effort to live in harmony with the environment.

Since every Aboriginal descent of the mythical beings of the “Dreamtime” each person is linked by myth and tribal relationship with the landscape, the rocks and watercourses, and everything else in his tribal country.

 

Aboriginal Philosophy of life

The philosophy of life, known as Dreamtime (Tjurrkurpa) is based on tradition conceived by totemic ancestors. Men and women believe to be direct descendants in spirit of “mythical architects” who created the land and different totems; kangaroo, Emu, turkey, lizards and the land in which they live. Aboriginal feel special affinity with their related totem animal species.

It is believed that sacred ceremonies have to be re-enacted on a regular basis to maintain the animal species and ensure survival of the humans. 

Each family owns a special area of land and must protect sacred sites representing their personal totems Dreamtime spirits. People travel long distances from all directions to participate in the initiation ceremonies and to educate the young. The journey could last days or several months and women hunt and collect food during the voyage.

In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men came from the rockhole site of Yunula west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. They travelled east to Kiwikurra and then further east passing through Pinari and onto Warlukurlangu, south-east of the Yuendumu Community. The four arcs represent men who were hit by hail-stones and are sitting recovering.

 

Aboriginal Secret language

A concentric circle represents a waterhole or a meeting place.

An oval shape symbolize a coolamon which is a wooden bowl used to carry food, water and even babies.

Didgeridoo originated from a northern part of Australia and it is a musical instrument producing profound and remarkable rhythmic sound. It is made from a hollow small tree or a branch of a tree eaten out by termites.

Music sticks comprise of a pair wooden sticks and used in ceremonies as a common drumming instrument to keep the rhythm of the song and dance and to accompany the didgeridoo.

Boomerang are made of mulga-wood and often used by men as a music drumming instrument for ceremonies, there are some variation in length and thickness.

Returning boomerangs are mainly found in lake and swamp areas used traditionally by men to scare birds from water ways into pre-nests.

Digging sticks are simple hardwood sticks with sharpen and fired harden point mainly used by women for digging water, lizards, rabbits, witchetty grubs and edible roots.

 

Source & REFERENCES

Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994

The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000

Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia dictionary of biographies Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004)

Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database;  Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs

Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas; A summer Project, 1988 - 1989 exhibition Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story; 1988 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection
Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database; Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires and Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs;
Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994; The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000; Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia dictionary of biographies” by Janusz Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg, (eds.) Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert and Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004

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