Amelia Rose Johns
Gosford High School
Nganda mayimbayi? (who did that?)
Collection of Works
Digital print on paper, chalk, acrylic paint, gesso, masking fluid, charcoal, lead pencil, coloured pencil, watercolour, found organic materials, ceramics
Nganda mayimbayi? explores the Australian natural environment and its importance to both indigenous and western Australian cultures through an in-depth study of the Bulgandry Art Site Aboriginal Place and surrounding bushland. This collection of works includes found organic materials from the site. I chose to study the Bulgandry carving site as it is charged with cultural significance for the Darkinjung people. I included references to Australian literature to connect the Australian cultural narrative to the landscape, ever-present for the people who call her home.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between The New South Wales Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority in association with Hazelhurst Arts Centre.